An organization known as Opus Dei (God’s Work) became in part a power with the corrupt P2. Opus Dei was founded by a Spanish priest, Monsignor Josemaria Escriva, in 1928. It is a strong right wing order of the Catholic Church and very wealthy, associates with the rich and powerful, that promotes the theory of wealth over poverty. This organization has, according to its own claims, about 80,000 to 100,000 members around the world. They consist of priests, bishops, cardinals members of the military, a number of dictators, lawyers, and the money elite with substantial wealth.
Luciani was very concerned about Opus Dei and P2 Freemasons. What was their connection with dictators who presided over large Catholic populations. What about General Videla of Argentine whose population was over 90% catholic. Why the death squads? The poverty and the destitution in their own homeland. What about the Marcus clique in the Philippines, with its 43 million Catholics. The self elected Pinochet in Chile with over 80% catholic population. The brutality of General Samoza of Nicaragua with its 90% Catholic population. To the Catholics in El Salvador, were members of the ruling junta considered to be a catholic was to be the enemy. This in a country with 96% catholic population. He feared it was a recipe for genocide. About Ireland and the churches attitude towards the IRA. Many considered that the catholic church had not been honest in its condemnation of the continuing carnage in Northern Ireland. What could Luciani do to restore the Roman Catholic Church as a home for the poor and underprivileged in a country like Uganda in Africa, where Amin was arranging fatal accidents for priests as an almost daily event. Could Luciani prevent a civil war in Lebanon. He fully intended to go there before Christmas, with the hope of bringing peace between Christian and Muslim population’s.
By the evening of September 28, 1978 Albino Luciani had taken the first steps towards the realization of his extra ordinary dream. At nine thirty P.M. Albino closed his study door. His dead body would be discovered the next morning. Pope John Paul I was murdered sometime between 9:30 PM on September 28, and 4.30 AM on September 29th. 1978. Albino Lucian was the first pope to die alone for several centuries but somehow there would have to be a reason for this unexplained death.
Karol Wojtyla was chosen to replace Albino Luciani (Pope John 1.) When he chose to be known as Pope John Paul II people rejoiced, believing he would carry out the initiatives of Pope John Paul I. This hope became a dream for millions of people around the world. Pope John Paul II was in position to bring all of Lucian’s plans to fruition. It was short lived.
Karol Wojtylo set the tone of his papacy by declaring he would not tolerate public dissent within the church on matters of Catholic ethics and morality, faith and interpretation. Banning all open discussion within the church on theological issues in dispute. The pope made his own old Latin adage, Roma Locuto Causa Finita Est,( when Rome speaks the matter is closed.) He took the position that only the application of strict discipline would save the church and resolve its crisis. It would be the pope’s responsibility to openly discuss the temporal, religious and political actions of the church and Vatican City. He insisted on unquestioned papal authority.
He openly repudiated the direction of the second Vatican council and declared the direction of modernism adapted by this council would come to an abrupt end.
Having set the course of his papacy, he made his first trip out of Vatican City on a trip to Pueblo, a city in Mexico, for the conference of the Latin American Episcopate that Paul VI had promised to attend, The pope would make his first stop in Santo Domingo, the oldest city on the island of Hispaniola, where Christopher Columbus had landed on his first voyage on the discovery of the America’s. John Paul II stunned the watching world by kneeling on the airport tarmac to kiss the ground. He would do it every time he visited a new country. Columbus having been first in 1492 to bring Christianity to the America’s . John Paul II was reaffirming this missionary act 487 years later.
The kissing of the tarmac would become his trade mark. It would be his first act upon arrival on foreign soil. People began to ask „why does the pope continue this practice?. Does he kiss the tarmac to thank God for his safe journey? – or does he kiss the tarmac making a symbolic claim to all this land, and all this land possesses, on behalf of God who created all of this. It belongs to God, and the pope as vicar of God, is the sole guardian of all that God has created.
Was Karol Wojtyla a member of Opus Dei before he was elected to the papacy. He showed special admiration for its founder Monsignor Josemaria Escriva, While in Pome after the death of Pope John Paul 1 just before the conclave, he was driven to Opus Dei headquarters in the Parioli section of the city to pray at the tomb of Escriva at the church where he was buried. He openly endorsed the activities of Opus Dei and raised it to the rank of „personal prelature”. The popes decision was announced on November 27th 1982 and Monsignor Alvaro del Portilla president of Opus Dei was named the first prelate of the organization and later was ordained bishop. After Bishop Portillo died in 1994, John Paul II returned to the Opus Dei church to pray before his body as it lay in state. Opus Dei now reports directly to the Congregation for Bishops in Rome and to the Pope.
It was John Paul’s, personal decision to bestow such power on Opus Dei. The interest, was reciprocated by Opus Dei and began sending millions of dollars into Poland to restore the power of the Roman Catholic Church. In 1989 the moment communist rule collapsed, Opus Dei launched its apostolic and educational activities in Poland opening pastoral centers for men and women and cultural associations. Later, Opus Dei provided funds and personnel, including priests, to help establish an effective Roman Catholic Church in newly independent Kazakhstan of the former Soviet Union.
On May 17, 1992 John Paul II beatified Escriva, just short of seventeen years after his death, at a ceremony before a quarter million people in St. Peters square. It was one of the most rapidly completed processes of beatification.
It was John Paul’s personal decision to bestow special powers on the organization known as P2. This group had received active support and encouragement from the CIA in Italy. The pope himself accepted this group as a powerful influence around the world. The overwhelming majority of P2 members where and are practicing Roman Catholic followers who claimed they were dedicated to do good. Now with Opus Dei, who never apologized for their ambitions to take over the Roman Catholic Church had been given this additional support, corrupt or otherwise.
John Paul II, like Saint Pius X who’s papacy lasted from (1903–1914) opposed the modernist movement in Roman Catholicism. In 1907 he issued a decree condemning 65 modernist propositions and placed many modernist works on the index of forbidden books.
The index of books, which no Roman Catholic was allowed to read grew even longer. Publishers, editors and authors were excommunicated. Pius X coined a word encapsulate, all that was attempting to destroy modernism. Anyone who questioned the current teachings of the church were anathema. With the pope’s blessing and financial help an Italian prelate, Umberto Benigni created a spy system. The purpose was to hunt down and destroy all modernists.
Paul John II began his inquisition in Latin America. He battled church progressives in Latin America, over the theology of liberation. Traveling in Peru in 1984, the pope knew that Father Gustavo Gutierrez noted as the Father of the theology of liberation, lived in a urban slum in Lima, the capital, but Pope John Paul II refused to meet with him. The Pope continued to regard this theology as being marxist tainted or worse. He forbade priests world wide, not to run for elected office and ordered priests already holding legislative seats not to seek re-election. John Paul’s emotional opposition to the movement and to direct involvement by priests in political situations in their countries, even in defence of the poor and the lives of priests and lay catholic activists.
It left many bishops, in Latin America greatly disappointed. And what disappointed them even more was that John Paul II had failed in his Mexican speeches even to allude to wide spread murders and tortures practiced by dictatorial regimes throughout the America’s against their opponents, among them priests and nuns. In contrast, Latin American churchmen like Brazilian Cardinals Paulo Evaristo Arns and Aloiso Lorscheider had loudly denounced for years political violence and oppression in their countries.
The Vatican campaign against the Theology of Liberation became a pretext at least in part, for the purge of the Society of Jesus by John Paul II in the early 1980’s. The linkage was the Jesuit participation in the Theology of Liberation activities of a segment of the Catholic clergy throughout Central America, including Romero’s El Salvador, were the civil war went on unabated, and Nicaragua, where the socialist oriented Sandinistas won power in mid 1979 after overthrowing the dynastic dictatorial regime of the Somoza family.
The Society of Jesus (Jesuits) was founded in 1540 by the Basque Ignatius Loyola to stem the decline of the church in the face of the Protestant Reformation. The Society of Jesus was in the 1980’s, the single largest religious order, with nearly thirty thousand Jesuits, and great schools, scholars, and universities as well as missionaries around the world. But it was perceived by the new pope as too progressive, to liberal, and not sufficiently responsive to his theological and political leadership in such situations as Central America.
Desiring absolute papal control over all these fundamental issues John Paul II took a series of controversial political and theological decisions early in his pontificate that altered considerably the balance of power in the Church. therefore, almost simultaneously, he drastically weakened or attempted to weaken, the influence of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and bestowed greater power and autonomy on Opus Dei.
The war against the Theology of Liberation did not cease. On December 21, 1984, John Paul II declared in a year end address to the cardinals of the Curia that the church, while committed to helping the underprivileged, must protect the poor from „illusory and dangerous” ideologies. Poverty in the third world keeps increasing, while at the same time the poor are becoming poorer in the most advanced nations around the world.
In 1981, John Paul II named Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith. He was now head inquisitor and would carry out his mission with relentlessness of the Inquisition centuries earlier.
John Paul II’s offensive against the Theology of Liberation was launched at the start of his pontificate simultaneously with a Holy See ban on theological dissent on the part of catholic scholars.
In December 1979, Hans Kung, a Swiss theologian who taught at the University of Tubingen in Germany, was deprived by Ratzingers Congregation of his license to teach Catholic theology because of his questioning of the doctrine of papal infallibility, proclaimed by Vatican Council 1 in 1870. Further Jacques Pohier, a French Dominican, was equally punished at the same time as Kung for raising questions about Christ’s resurrection.
In 1986, Father Charles E. Curran, a professor at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. received a letter from Cardinal Ratzinger advising that he could no longer be considered suitable nor eligible to exercise the function of a Professor of Catholic Theology. It was based on Father Curran’s public opposition to the anti-contraception, Human vitae encyclical. Curran had taken the view that ” a person could dissent in theory and in practice from the condemnation of artificial contraception in the papal encyclical….and still be a loyal Roman Catholic.
Kung, Pohier, and Curran have lost their right to teach at the Catholic institutions, and other theologians with dissenting views have suffered inquisitory treatment at the hands of Cardinal Ratzinger’s Congregation. Among them are Belgium’s Edward Schillebeeck, Germany’s Bernhard Haring, Peru’s Gustav Gutierrez, and Brazil’s Leonardo Boff, and others, not quite as distinguished as those mentioned.
Pope John Paul II maintained Cardinal Johannes Willebrands. the archbishop of Utrecht in the Netherlands as president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity in order to advance vigorously the ecumenical cause of reuniting Christian Churches. Pope John Paul II was aware that while the world population was soaring the Roman Catholic Church was shrinking in absolute as well as relative numbers. Ordination of priests is usually a good indicator of how well the church is doing, and John Paul II could see that their number, world wide had fallen from 4,380 in 1974 to 3,824 in 1978 a considerable drop. Europe accounted for the worst decline…from 2,273 to 1,774. In North America the decline was from 848 to 697.
John Paul II was clearly facing a disturbing and significant trend. His immediate challenge was to arrest and reverse it. But it was questionable whether his policies would achieve this goal, or result in a continuing crumbling of the institution.
Pope John Paul II having set the rigid course his papacy would take from the beginning of his pontificate, could not change the course of destiny. The Catholic Church was declining in numbers, but there was a great number of other religions all claiming to be Christian. John Paul could continue his war against the Theology of Liberation and allow the expansion of other Christian religions, without jeopardizing his war against communism and yet hold to the predictions of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Pope John Paul II could throw the spiritual cloak of the Roman Catholic Church over all Christian Churches, so long as they held with the teachings of Jesus Christ and the prophecies of the bible. Pope John Paul II could through the efforts of Cardinal Johannes Willebrands claim ecumenical unity of Christian Churches.
On Wednesday, May 13th. 1981, Pope John Paul became the victim of an assassination attempt. It happened on the same day at approximately the same time, the Virgin Mary appeared to three young children at Fatima Portugal, some 64 years before the attempt on his life. Pope John Paul is convinced that his life was saved miraculously. More specifically, the pope believes that his life was saved as a „real miracle” by the Virgin of Fatima, whose feast day is on May 13th.
John Paul II went to Fatima on the first anniversary of the attempt on his life to thank the Virgin Mary for saving him and place the bullet that had struck him on her alter. It was later fitted alongside diamonds in the golden crown worn by the statue of the Virgin, who is formally known as Our Lady of the Rosary. The bullet pierced and blood stained sash the pope had on, when he was shot has been sent to the alter of the Black Madonna in Czestochowa. It appears his mystical and messianic approach to life come from the great Polish tradition of Poland’s Jasna Gorar, the luminous mountain of Czestochowa, the martyrdom of St. Stanislaw, the black Madonna of Czestochowa, and several popes of the past.
The papacy’s of Plus XI and Pius XII had given credence to the appearance of the Blessed Virgin Mary at Fatima in 1917. In 1930 Plus XI authorized devotion to our Lady of Fatima. Plus X1 was an outspoken enemy of communism, he supported the regime of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco during the Spanish civil war to its successful conclusion. Both Italy and Germany supplied military aid, in manpower as well as bomber and fighter planes which proved to be the winning climax. Pius XI also negotiated a treaty with the government of Mexico in 1929, whereby Roman Catholic Churches in that country were permitted to resume services, but relations with church and state deteriorated shortly after the agreement was signed. This treaty was not re-established until the North American Free Trade Agreement was signed. Why would religions become an issue in a Free Trade Agreement?
Pope Pius XII continued and intensified the anti Communist policy’s of his predecessor. In 1949 he issued a historic proclamation declaring that any Roman Catholic rendering support of any kind or degree to communism would automatically incur the penalty of excommunication. Pius XII opened the 25th Holy Year in the history of the church on December 24th, 1949. The following November he issued the apostolic Munificenitissimus Deus (Most Plentiful God) in which the assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary was defined as a dogma of faith. The doctrine that after her death, the body of Mary, the mother of Christ was taken into heaven and re-united with her soul. This was defined as an article of faith by Pope Plus X11 in 1950. On September 9th,1953, he proclaimed the Marian Year in celebration of the centenary of the definition of the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. Pius XII died October 9th,1958.
When Karol Wojtyla was elected to the papacy in October of 1978, many actions of the Roman Catholic Church, that began in the nineteen twenties, had all reached the pinnacle of success. The Bank of International Settlements which was created during the twenties had by now increased their membership, by allowing huge private and central banking systems admittance The Vatican had become an independent sovereign state, a state within the state of Italy. The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank had grown from thirty nine nations in 1944 to 150 in 1978. One hundred and eleven nations from around the world, had created a central banking system, which was the first requisite to becoming a member of the International Monetary Fund. The Extraordinary Section of the Patrimony of the Holy See is the central banker for all three of these organizations.
The”Special Administration” which had been created by Plus X1 in 1929 and managed by Bernardino Nogara, had become self generating and by 1978 had become a colossal giant of global and semi global corporations that were well established throughout the world.
The private bank that was created by Pope Pius XII in 1942, had become an embarrassment to the Vatican. It was this bank that was embroiled in all the accusations of corruptness and dirty dealing. This bank was involved in many illegal schemes to enrich the Vatican coffers. In the end as facts became public, it was rightly asked! What did the Vatican gain by all these shady deals, it appeared to be greed. It gained money and huge amounts of it. To John Paul II it was a matter that had to be settled quietly with the least amount of publicity, and this he accomplished with the endorsement of Opus Dei, and the P2 Masonic Lodge. This gave him overwhelming powers in the world of International finance. Both Opus Dei and the Masonic Lodges are adamantly opposed to any form of socialism, and or social programs that people of some nations enjoy. The membership of Opus Dei and the Masonic P.2 are secret. No one knows their real number, but they are estimated to be over one hundred thousand, holding key positions of power in temporal and spiritual institutions around the world. Their sole object is to bring the free market system to nations around the world.
Their first such power was felt in the USA. Pope John Paul 11 had launched his crusade against Marxist activity in Central an South America. His wars against the Theology of Liberation was one of his most adamant actions to protect the people from illusionary fantasies about Marxism. He showed very little concern about the poverty and destitution of its people, that began with the invasion of Spanish and Roman Catholic conquest which began in the sixteenth century.
Believing it was of absolute necessity to elect a strong president for the USA that would support the actions of the papacy, Opus Dei and the Masonic Lodge used their power, wealth, and influence to accomplish this mission. An organization named the Moral Majority became one of the most powerful institutions in USA history. It was supported by evangelists, and other Christian religions, to elect Ronald Reagan and George Bush to the presidency and vice presidency respectively. Ronald Reagan was inaugurated in January of 1981 and Licio Gelli head of the Infamous Masonic P2 was an honored guest at this inauguration. Pope John Paul II received immediate support from the newly elected President of the USA Ronald Reagan, not only for Latin America, but also in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
The decade of the eighties was one of confrontation between Pope John Paul II and the USA(vs) the Soviet Union. The USA under the Reagan administration believed that communism was a threat to western civilization. Like Pope John Paul II Ronald Reagan saw communist infiltration into the central Latin America’s. Reagan ordered USA Marines to take over the tiny Island of Grenada, and held war maneuvers on the shores of these small nations to intimidate them. Over 90% of the population are Roman Catholic, and supposedly, anti communist.
Reagan pumped up the Strategic Defence Initiative, The Star War Program was a defense against nuclear attack from the U.S.S.R. and billions of dollars went into these projects. As Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon did in the 196O’s and 7O’s to stop the threat of communism, so did Reagan in the 80’s. Pope John Paul II had declared war on communism and the Reagan administration supported his actions with the threat of military power.
During the 80’s Russia would emerge with a new leader, new idea’s that would change the thinking of the Russian people and the world. The Russian people understood the importance of changing course to democratic socialism. (Perestroika) Mikhail Gorbachev became a much needed messiah for the Russian people. There was dissent in Russia and Eastern Europe and he believed he could take these nations, from the darkness of the Stalin era and some of the preceding dictators, to a new and freer society. He traveled the world speaking of peace and a more prosperous U.S.S.R. a total reconstruction plan.
More money would be spent on domestic and internal matters, less money on strategic defence and military weapons. Russia would go through a new economic restructuring program, that would lead to a more prosperous life for the Russian peasant.
People would be encouraged to play a significant role in this new program, Mikhail Gorbachev had the ability and the charisma the Russian people needed so badly. Unforseen he met with the power of the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary and her third request would be adopted by Karol Wojtyla.
In 1987 Pope John Paul II would proclaim the last prediction of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the time of her visit to the three children at Fatima in Portugal. The communist empire that was created after the second world war would disintegrate and collapse. From the day Karol Wojtyla was elected to the papacy, his one objective seemed to be the total destruction of communism or any form of socialism especially in his home country of Poland. He held enormous powers, as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, and head of state for Vatican City. He had the support of Opus Dei and the Masonic P2 and their determination to destroy anything that was a state institution. He had the support of the Western democratic powers and especially that of the USA. And so it was when John Paul II landed in Warsaw on the morning of June 2, 1979 eight months to the day after he had left as Cardinal Wojtyla for the Vatican Conclave, he meant to warn the Soviet Union, it would not be his last. After this visit, hundreds of millions of dollars would be sent to the Roman Catholic Church and Solidarity by Opus Dei, the Vatican Bank and millions of Polish Catholics from the USA to promote insurrection.
Vatican City had played a important role in the policies that made Poland a part of the Russian Empire. Pope Pius XII had a great fear that communism would expand its powers in Europe and in nations and continents that were predominantly Roman Catholic. Socialism was building a strong influence in England, France, and Italy. Pius XII believed that Russia had developed into a super power that would be hard to control. Pius XII reasoned, Russia would need to be destroyed from within.
Eastern Europe where Roman Catholicism was predominant would rebel against Russian domination. At the Yalta conference in 1945 Vatican City as a sovereign power played an important role in setting the boundaries of the peace agreement. Germany was divided into East and West, Poland, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania and the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania would all become Russian territory.
Pius XII had been able to see the fruits of his very important decision that was made at Yalta. In 1953 a year after Stalin’s death. East Germany revolted demanding to be re- united with West Germany, in 1956 the Hungarians revolted against their Soviet masters, but it was quickly put down by the Soviets. Both of these episodes were strongly condemned by Pius XII as brutal punishment, against the rights of German and Hungarian people to practice the freedom of their religion.
With the election of Karol Wojtyla as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, and Ronald Reagan as President of the USA a new form of World Government, began to take form. It was called Globalization.
Large Corporations began acquisitions and mergers with other Company’s that would integrate into huge cartels. One cartel could emerge with as many as 500 corporations from around the world under their control. It has become a world of monopolies, owned and governed by the very rich and powerful. As these cartels grow in size, the new psychological performance of downsizing is actuated, smal1er productive units will be closed and transferred to the larger and more productive units. These actions, follow with high unemployment and poverty. Many of these cartels have greater power in effecting the working conditions of people, or their, nations governments than any other, factor. They automatically become indentured slaves.
The International Monetary Fund, has become the most feared International Agency in the world. They have the power to make an assessment of any nations financial situation and their findings have wide ranging implications. A poor assessment effects the countries credit rating, raising interest rates and abolishing social programs, that have in effect had been in existence over a long period of time. They have the power to create an environment that will lead to high inflation within any particular country, and then make a one hundred and eighty degree turn to stop it. This results in high interest rates which drives up the nations debt to un-affordable heights and the nation falls into a recession. This inflicts punishment on the people of that nation. This is a fear of all nations, that have become members of the International Monetary Fund. Debt has become that evil power that incarcerates humanity, regardless of their identity.
The methods used to bring Canada under the complete control Of the IMF could be a Science Fiction Drama, if only it did not have such tragic implications for our social programs. Canada was one of the original members of the IMF, but they had never interfered with the introduction of our social programs. That situation changed with the adaptation of the FTA and NAFTA. John Crow came to the International Monetary fund, straight out of university. Throughout the sixty’s he worked as the IMF economist, specializing in Latin America’s financial policy’s. Crow through the IMF had the power to decide the amount of prosperity or the amount of poverty these nations would endure. In 1967 he became assistant chief of the Grand Colombian Division which oversaw Colombia, Venezuela, Ecuador, and Panama. In 1973 he joined the Bank of Canada, and in 1979 he was promoted as chief advisor to Governor Gerald Buoey. Later Crow was promoted to the IMF North American Division which oversaw Canada, USA, and Mexico. In 1987 he became the governor of the Bank of Canada.
Gerald Buoey, Bank of Canada Governor, would carry out a brutal war against inflation, with devastating consequences for the economy. High interest rates, unemployment and the dignity of the human person. During the early seventies the Trudeau Government became very concerned about the unemployment issue. Believing the economy needed more stimulus, the Cabinet decided to lower taxes significantly. The Liberal budgets were full of tax breaks designed to keep money in circulation and keep the economy growing.
However over at the Bank of Canada, with Crow as chief advisor to Bouey the strategy was taken with alarm. It meant to Crow and Bouey more money fueling inflation and this would eventually oblige the bank to clamp down harder on a inflationary economy. In 1975 the Bank of Canada initiated its first war against the inflationary trend by increasing interest rates tighten money policies, an all around decrease in credit. Bouey claimed that the proper goal of monetary policy was monetary stability. By the summer of 1981 interest rates reached an all time high of 22.5 percent. This became the death blow that caused mil1ions of Canadians to lose their jobs. Hundreds of thousands lost their homes, thousands upon thousands lost their farms and small businesses and brought the economy to a dead stop.
The Free Market power brokers that assisted in the election of Ronald Reagan as president of the USA, now turned their attention to Canada. They needed a change of government, that was favorable to the philosophy of the free market system, a form of Government that was opposed to Social Programs to assist the less fortunate. The International Monetary Fund already had their chief representative,”John Crow,” entrenched in the Bank of Canada. They needed a Prime Minister, and finance minister who would co-operate with such powerful institutions like Opus Dei and the Masonic P2.
Brian Mulroney was Prime Minister of Canada from 1984 to 1993. It was a decade of crime, corruption and greed never before experienced by the Canadian people. This corruption spread to individuals in other provinces, and to elected officials of the Grant Devine Conservative Government in the Province of Saskatchewan. A number of elected officials were charged with fraud and convicted, while more serious charges against key personal have yet to come to their final conclusions.
All the corruption that had taken place within Government party circles during this period of time, were minuscule compared to the policy’s that would bring utter chaos to our nation as a whole.
Brian Mulroney, appointed Michael Wilson to the post of Finance Minister in his first cabinet, and he held this position from 1984-1991. Wilson offered Canadians tax breaks to put more money in circulation for the poor. But during his period of time as Finance Minister he increased the tax burden for the overwhelming majority of individual Canadians and their family’s, and decreased it for the very rich.
In 1987 Brian Mulroney promoted John Crow to Governor of the Bank of Canada and at the same time he had been appointed by the International Monetary Fund as their chief representative to oversee the Free Trade Agreement between Canada and the USA and conclude the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Michael Wilson had served as executive vice president of Dominion Securities through most of the seventies , as a former bond dealer from Bay Street, his relationship with John Crow, would become a united effort to wrestle inflation to the ground. This had devastating effects on Canadians and brought about the recession throughout the term of his office. When Crow was appointed Governor of the Bank of Canada in 1987 he held to the high interest rate policy. But in 1990 as Crow continued to push up the Canadian rate, the difference between interest rates on Canadian and short term treasury bills rose to an astonishing five percentage points.
This discrepancy had drastic implications for Canada. The higher Canadian interest rates attracted foreign money into Canada, and the sudden flood of foreign money drove up the value of our dollar, the process then began to feed on itself, and as more money flowed in, attracted by the high interest rates and also now by the opportunity to speculate on the rising Canadian dollar, an incredibly lucrative proposition.
This is where the real money was made. High interest rates were great, but the real spectacular gains were made in currency speculation. When foreign investors cashed in their bonds, they were repaid the principle and the interest in Canadian dollars, which had become more valuable. When they converted these more valuable Canadian dollars back into their own currencies, they realized a healthy profit on the exchange. And this profit was particular significant because it applied to the entire investment, the bond plus the interest, not just the interest portion.
In fact, our bonds became almost irresistible to foreigners. The combination of high interest rates and profits on the exchange rates produced returns for US investors, that were often as high as 35 percent. In comparison if those investors had put their money into US bonds they would have earned about 8 percent, less than one quarter of what they could earn on Canadian bonds.
When Michael Wilson resigned as Minister of Finance in 1991, he left the nation deep in debt to foreign investors. The debt of 14O billion was increased to over 450 billion, and the basis for continued increase of our national debt. In 1998 our debt has increased to over 650 billion. The interest payments on the total debt is over 42 billion and growing. This is a astronomical sum, that is taken out of our Federal Treasury to pay on a debt that was deliberately created for the wealthy.
In 1991 the Bank of Canada hired public relation organizations to begin a massive attack on our social spending. We were told Canada’s social programs are the principal cause of our increasing debt, and this means we start reducing our social spending by large amounts, and quickly.
The Federal Government began reducing Transfer Payments to the Provinces, which sharply reduced Provincial and Municipal spending. Transfer payments to the Province’s became less and less, Canadians felt social programs being threatened, and lack of assistance for the poor sustained until there was very little for their lively hood.
Reduced transfer payments to the Provinces, became critical, It affected our health system, education, almost every facet of Canadian lives.
When the Liberal Government came to power in 1993, the cutbacks were even harsher than under the former Conservative Government. Gordon Theisen took the helm from John Crow. He and Paul Martin agreed there would be no change, Tight money and high interest rates would continue. There was still a war, to keep inflation down. John Chretien, boasted many times, the International Monetary Fund has given them high marks for running the nation, paying down the debt and cutting social programs to the people of Canada.
From the time Brian Mulroney was chosen as leader of the conservative party, until his resignation as Prime Minister in 1993 it seemed he was the clown, infinite, for the International Monetary Fund. He would sing, dance and act to every call of the International Monetary Fund. The Free Trade Agreement, FTA, The General Service Tax, GST, The Meech Lake Accord, The Charlottetown Accord, followed by a National Referendum and the North American Free Trade Agreement, NAFTA.
The Free Trade Agreement was devastating for Canada, and this has been proven with the results since it has been in effect. The Simon Reisman and T Murphy, chief negotiators for the Free Trade Agreement, was an exercise in futility, a public relations ploy to make Canadian’s believe that our Government was desperately seeking to maintain all our social programs and more. The US Congress paid very little attention to the agreement, and this was understandable, as the IMF controlled the value of the Canadian dollar to that of the US dollar. It was the IMF that was writing up the Free Trade Agreement, crossing the T’s and dotting the I’s. When Ronald Reagan signed the Free Trade Agreement on January 2, 1988 he did what American Generals and armies had failed to do in 1776 and 1812. He conquered Canada.
Brian Mulroney made it so easy, his minister of finance Michael Wilson, was a strong proponent of the FTA, the Governor of the Bank of Canada was James Crow, and also the chief representative of the IMF to conclude the agreement.
The Goods & Services Tax–GST, was a tax against the poor. The people of Canada protested against this form of taxation. The Senate would not approve this form of taxation. Mulroney then used a weak point in the constitution to appoint sufficient conservative senators, to gain a majority in the upper house. With this action the GS’T won approval, and the dreaded and hated tax became law.
The division of French Quebec, and the other nine Provinces of Canada were further exacerbated by the introduction of the Meech Lake Accord and the Charlottetown Referendum. There is little doubt they were drafted by the IMF to ensure a further division amongst Canadians. For all this, he was rewarded with the distinction of receiving Canada’s highest civilian honour, „The Companion of the Order of Canada”.
The situation in Mexico during the 80’s was similar to that of Canada. The rapid increase in foreign debt and foreign control had plunged the country into serious debt. Amid reports of widespread irregularities,the PRI claimed victory in congressional election in 1985. In 1988 Carlos Salinas De Gortari of the PRI was elected president. The two opposition candidates called the vote count fraudulent, but their election held.
There seems to be sufficient evidence, the elections in Canada and Mexico were heavily financed by foreign money to bring about the elections of Mulroney with his conservative government in Canada, and the Salinas Government in Mexico.
Both Governments brought the nations to their knees, with a heavy debt load. Both nations have been forced to lower their social programs. Both nations have the value of their currencies set by the IMF.
In 1989 the Salina’s Government speeded up the privatization of state controlled corporations and modified restrictive trade and investment regulations to encourage foreign investment by permitting full control of corporations by foreign investors. In October Salinas and US President George Bush signed a trade and investment agreement, described as the broadest economic agreement ever concluded between the two nations.
During the 1980’s Salinas was pushed hard by the IMF for a NorthAmerican Free Trade Agreement to link Canada, the USA and Mexico. This agreement was signed by Salinas, George Bush and Brian Mulroney in 1991. A peculiarly part of the North American Free Trade Agreement, was a part the Roman Catholic Church played in this agreement.
Mexico’s long tradition of official anti-clericalism ended with the signing of NAFTA granting Roman Catholicism full freedom to pursue the building of parochial schools, and returning all rights the Roman Catholic Church claimed before the anticlerical antagonism was created. These rights were entrenched in NAFTA in spite of the fact that 90% of Mexican people are Roman Catholics.
The power of the International Monetary Fund has taken control of the worlds, economic, political and spiritual structure. It encompasses a global empire that no nation or people can escape from. It is an evil empire that creates debt, poverty and destitution. It is today,s modern religion. The question is how long can humanity survive, the persecution and the dignity of the human person, the greatest of all, God’s creation.
If humanity were to equate the papacy of John Paul II with any of the popes of centuries past, with similar aspirations of the Roman Catholic Church, it would be without doubt, Pope Innocent III (1198-1216). His papacy lasted for 17 years. For the first time, crusades were turned, by Innocents will, against Europeans at home. The crusade power had been harnessed to papal ambition.
Pope Innocent III had to rely on military power to achieve his objectives were as Pope John Paul II had received tremendous economic powers, which could dominate the worlds nations, and people by the use of such power.
Pope Innocent III, looked to the East and the wealth of Constantinople and the gateway to the far flung empire of Byzantium. The emperor of Byzantium is also head of the Orthodox Church that separated from Rome long since, and now looks upon the popes as usurpers. Years have been widening the breach between this Eastern Church and the West, One is Greek, the other is Latin, — one upholds the sanctuaries of Constantinople, the other the basilica of Rome.
Innocent is trying to cross the breach, to bring Constantinople back into the communion of Rome. The scholastic of the West is debating with theologist of the East and honors are about even.
Innocent agonizes, He is eager to bring the churches of Bysantium under the rule of Rome. He threatens a little: the Venetians, having sucked gold out of Constantinople, hate the Byzantines and the duke of Swabia has not forgotten the dream of the Hohenstaufen, to conquer for the great treasures of the Byzantine.
A great army of crusaders were gathering for the Venetians to transport them to the shores of the holy land. The Venetians eager for more wealth asked, What if they could lead the crusade toward Constantinople, instead of Jerusalem? What if they sent the whole strength of their fleet to support the army.? If they could turn the crusaders aside to invade Byzantium, then Constantinople could be seized.
But two obstacles stood in their way. The crusaders themselves would refuse to go anywhere but toward Jerusalem. And Innocent could not consent to the invasion of a Christian empire by the crusade. The leader of the Venetian republic, considers the problems. He weighs all the dangers — ponders the anger of Innocent. He is all for the Constantinople venture, that will yield new seaports, and gold and vengeance. After all, his treaty with the crusaders only obligates him to transport them over the sea. A way must be found to lead them into the Dardanelles.
During the late summer of 1202 the Venetians set sail. Wind filled the sails and spread the great red crosses out, for all to see. So for the first time by the treachery of the Venetians, a crusade had been turned aside from Jerusalem. The great crusade power had been bridled and driven to other work.
Pope Innocent III, had forbidden the enterprise, at least publicly, when he heard that the fleet had gone against Constantinople, months later he was informed of the capture of the city and the flight of the Byzantines.
Not until then did he display his anger and excommunicate the Venetians. Later he lifted the sentence of excommunication, and gave amiable assent to the Venetians to remain in Constantinople. He Sent his legates there with reinforcements of knights.
The crusaders had won the Byzantine empire for Rome and no Caesar of Rome ever welcomed a new conquest more eagerly. Innocent was establishing the papal authority over far frontiers. He had gathered the bishops of the North into his fold, and now his legate, the Cardinal Pelagious, was sent to Constantinople to force the submission of the Greek clergy. As in the days of the Caesars, the East was united again to the West.
At the same time enormous prestige had surrounded the papacy, from its leadership in the crusading movement. Money flowed continuously, and no accounting was asked of it; the military orders, the Hospital and Temple thrived upon the impetus of the war and they were vassals of the pope. Moreover, the masses of crusaders taking their vows to serve the Church had set themselves beyond the authority of their feudal lords, the princes of Europe. So the interest of the papacy was served by increasing the numbers and the privileges accorded to the crusaders, and the authority of the kings was weakened accordingly.
At this time, in the Easter season of the year 1212, the people of Christendom were amazed by a strange happening. Down from the mountains above Italy came throngs of children marching with little wooden crosses, and singing hymns. When the good people asked them where they were going they answered,”To God”.
They had started out among the shepherd families of the vendome country, and others had joined them as they marched. They were going down to the sea, to find a way to the Holy Land to aid the Seigneur Christ. They were going to recover the Holy City, and after that it would be peace.
The children did not know just how they would do that, but thousands of them were marching together of their own free will. And the people who saw them believed that this was surely a miracle and a omen.
It seemed evident to the onlookers that the lord was about to do some great and new thing through these innocent souls gathered together of their own free will. No one tried to stop them, and they emerged from the mountains, seeking the roads to the Italian cities where, somehow, they hoped to cross the sea.
With their crosses and staves and scrips they wandered around the harbours. No path opened for them through the waters. so they could walk dry shod to the Holy Land. They had no money and no protectors. And among them came human wolves, making profit out of their misery, following the fairer girls about…
At one city, ships were offered them without payment, when the children had embarked joyfully, they sailed to the Moslem ports, selling the youths and girls as slaves in the markets of Kairuwan and Alexandria. Another ship went down with the children near an island of the sea.
When Innocent heard, of the matter, he did not interfere, but said, „The very children shame us, because they hasten to gain the Holy Land, while we hang back. But the children who still were left alive had lost hope. Wearily, without their crosses and songs, they drifted back from the coast. In small groups, they tried to make their way home again over the mountains, while the good people who had aided them onward toward a miracle mocked them, pointing scornful fingers at the girls who had been ravished, saying that they had been about the devils work, instead of the Lords.
And so the march of the children came to its end. They had gone forth spontaneously, driven out by the hardships and suffering at home, seeking not the distant city in Palestine but that other Jerusalem that lies beyond all the seas of the earth.
Innocent built a monument on the island where their ship had gone down. What ever he thought about the lost crusade of the children, he would never say, he continued his belief, that he would become sole master of the universe.
In the south of France men lived pleasantly, They had their orchards and fertile fields, and a warm sun above them. Outside the path of the worst feudal wars and sheltered by the bulwark of the Pyrenees.
They were Provencales and Gascons, with a deal of Moorish blood in them, and they had learned much from the Moslems . From their ancestors they had inherited a vague belief in good and evil as the only two vital forces existing upon the earth and effecting them. Not all of them believed this but the groups who did were slowly forming their own religion. In their thoughts, they went back to the beginning of things, when the Evangelists had walked the earth, and the great edifice of the church had not been built. Undoubtedly they had listened to the Arabic philosophers. Their real belief remains shadowy and unknowable, because the Cathars and their teachings were all destroyed, and the traces they left were obscured by their oppressors.
Innocent called for a crusade against the heretics. They had rebelled against the authority of the church, they should be suppressed by the soldiery of the church. Indulgence from sin was offered those who volunteered, and even the merchants and money lenders of the North hastened to donate funds, for which they were richly repaid with cloth, wine and grain gathered from the plundered fields of the South. The crusaders were the French neighbors of the Languedoc, the affected region. They wore bands of cloth of silver about their chests, embroidered with gold crosses, and they embarked upon the enterprise as if it were a huge border raid, with unlimited liberty to plunder, and ecclesiastical sanction for their efforts.
It moved south with bands of clerics who sang Veni Creator. It made no distinction between Cathars and others. At Bezieres they stormed the town, and in the church of the Madeleine, where women and children had taken refuge, seven thousand were slain. It divided quartering over the countryside, at times fighting actual battles against the desperate knights of the South, and at times devastating everything with sword and fire. Captured knights were crucified on the olive trees, or dragged by attaching them to horses tails. The path of the army became marked by pyres of human bodies, smoking in blackened heaps, and wells were choked by corpses.
Peter, King of Aragon, took the field against De Montfords crusaders, but he was defeated and slain. This was in 1213 the war had lasted for four years, and the ravaging continued long afterward. For more than five blood stained centuries other popes and monarchs would follow his example.
Meanwhile Innocent had sanctioned two other enterprises as crusades. In the far northeast the Teutonic Knights were sent among the pagan Prussians to convert them sword in hand. And in Spain itself Knights were summoned to a crusade against the remaining Moslems from which they emerged victorious after driving the men of Islam south to the Granada region by the sea.
To Innocent III, he truly believed, that only the pope of Rome had the right to rule, that all peoples must abide to the teachings of the Papacy. To a prior in Tuscany, Innocent wrote: „As, God, the creator of the universe set two great lights in the firmament of heaven.. so he set two great dignitaries in the firmament of the universal church. These dignitaries are the papal authority and the royal power. And just as the moon gets her light from the sun and is inferior to the sun, so the royal power gets the splendor of its dignity from the papal authority”.
He said that power lay with two swords, the spiritual and the temporal. One rested in the hand of the pope, the other in the hands of the kings. Innocent believed that the spiritual sword must be raised above the temporal mercifully but inexorably. Both swords belonged to the Church, and the temporal weapon was bestowed upon it, to be used on its behalf. All power lay in the hand of the Church.
And so we order, the spiritual sword against all heretics, the indulgence of sins to all those who faithfully and devoutly aid the Church. Any evil may be endured to gain a worthy result.
In June of 1217, Innocent prepared for a great crusade to the holy land. For four years the Truce of God would be proclaimed in Europe. And this time there was no mistaking his purpose. The conquest of Jerusalem must be the vindication of his rule. For during the seventeen years of his pontificate, not a single soldier from Europe landed on the Syrian Coast to go to Jerusalem.
Innocent felt assured of victory now. But before the preparations were more than begun, he died.
What Innocent III could not complete during his reign as head of the Roman Catholic Church, seems to have been accomplished by Pope John Paul II. Today he apparently holds the two swords. Pope John Paul II has proclaimed himself, Pope and King of a world he now controls with the power of money. To protect this great power he has bestowed the temporal sword on the United States of America to be used on his behalf when requested to do so or not to use if it interferes with Vatican policy.
As we look back on the history of the last 2000 years, we realize that there has always been a few men with extraordinary powers that ruled the world at any one given time.
From Constantine the Great, to Pope John Paul II the power of religion has always been the dominant force that shaped the destiny of the human race.
The history of the last five decades, brings about serious questions and answers that need to be analyzed.
What would the world be like today if Pope John XXIII had received the support of the Vatican Curia and had been allowed to have had his operation? This would have extended his papacy for several more years. The Second Vatican Council would have become a formidable force, in carrying forward the policy’s of this Council. It would have become strongly entrenched in the dogma of the Roman Catholic Church.
If President John F. Kennedy had not been assassinated, the wars in Vietnam and South East Asia would possibly never have happened. It was one of the many tragedies of the Twentieth Century.
The poverty and destitution throughout Latin America and Africa, would have been greatly reduced. Billions of dollars in foreign aid, and hundreds of thousands of well trained, and educated Americans, had volunteered to go into these third world countries and make them self sufficient, at least in great part. Kennedy waged a war on illiteracy and poverty. He was not a supporter of The IMF and questioned the powers of the Federal Reserve.
Martin Luther King Jr. became a strong supporter of the Kennedy policies. He could visualize the great help of the black American — the great number who had volunteered to raise the standard of living in Africa. They touched the very roots of the problem, illiteracy and poverty. Robert F. Kennedy was murdered at the very height of his political career. The objective he was thriving for — the completion of the policies and actions that began during the Presidency of John F. Kennedy and the papacy of Pope John XXIII.
Albino Luciani, Pope John Paul I had been pope for 33 days. His dream of changing the course of the Roman Catholic Church, cost him his life. He was a direct threat to the rich and powerful.
If Pope John XXIII, President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King, Robert F. Kennedy, Pope John Paul I had not been murdered or assassinated, and died before their time, the prophesies of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, in all possibility, would never have become true. Internal interference by foreign powers was the greater cause that led to the collapse of the Russian Empire.
The program to democratic socialism from Communism, advocated by Mikhail Gorbachev, would have been much less oppressive than the method used by Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan as president of the USA. The immediate and complete change to the free market system is inhumanely severe.
The International Monetary Fund, quickly became the official banker as each nation claimed independence. All state institutions were sold to Global Conglomerates amassed since 1980. This money was used by the individual governments as they proceeded to push the free market economy on their people. This left no money for the workers, as most of their productive institutions were shut down to reorganize for the free market economy. This meant no jobs, no money in circulation and no pay for the people who did work. It is and will be, total inhumane action against human rights and dignity. Religious power can be as cruel, and vengeful as the worst form of Communism or any Dictatorship.
The International Monetary fund is spreading its talons around the world, from the old Russian Empire, to Asia and beyond. By controlling the value of each nations currency, whose value is set to the American dollar, they conquer the world by debt and deficit.
There is little doubt, the world as we know it today, is in fact a world government, an oligarchy, to rule without dispute.
„The poverty and misery that exists around the world today are made by man, and only man can rectify it, for Gods work must truly be our own.”
President John F. Kennedy, during his term in office as President of the United States of America.
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