Ecclesiastical Activism and Biblical Injunctions

Ecclesiastical Activism and Biblical Injunctions

Cardinal Reinhard Marx, Chairman of the German Bishops’ Conference

Published in Cicero Magazine
11th October, 2018
Kardinal Marx : Der Schein-Altruist
Translation by TheEuropeans

The Bavarian Church stands accused of interfering with European policy on people smuggling.

Cardinal Marx : The Sham Altruist

Cardinal Reinhard Marx transfers €50,000 to the sea-rescue mission Lifeline — exclusively from diocesan funds. Legally, that might be in order. But in doing so, the cardinal overstretches his remit in an un-Christian way.

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Seamlessness

Seamlessness

Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer (“AKK”) : “Bring together. And lead together”

Published in Cicero Magazine
7th December, 2018
Frankreich ist eine Warnung
Translation by TheEuropeans

France is a warning

With the election of Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer as its new party chairman, the CDU has settled for continuity. It has, thereby, thrown away its chance to regain the lost confidence of the citizens. France provides an indication of where this path might lead.

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Open Letter to “A Hated President”

Open Letter to “A Hated President”

François Ruffin, Deputy, La France insoumise

Published in Libération
26th November, 2018
Translation by TheEuropeans

In 2017, François Ruffin addressed a letter to Emmanuel Macron, describing the “hatred” that the French felt for him. More than a year later, the Deputy hammers in the message again: “What unites the Gilets jaunes [Yellow Vests] is the aversion you provoke.”

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Le Figaro Editorial

Le Figaro Editorial

Translation by The Europeans

4th December, 2018.

Counterpoint : These back-downs imposed by the street trivialize the presidency of Emmanuel Macron and demonstrate its vulnerability.

If, according to the wise formula of Pierre Mendès-France, “to govern is to choose”, then Emmanuel Macron and Édouard Philippe are no longer governing. For the three announced “moratoriums” were in no sense chosen: they were imposed, granted out of war-weariness and the absence of any other card to play to appease an anger that showed no signs of subsiding.

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The UN Cannot Be Trusted With Migration Policy

The UN Cannot Be Trusted With Migration Policy

November, 2015. Having crossed from Austria into Germany, migrants make for the Bavarian village of Simbach, where they are registered by the German police

logo_caesarThe UN Pact on Migration. For those who still believe in the hallucinatory ideal of World Government, and there are many, the UN is only doing its job: attempting to accumulate power for itself by relieving European nations, under hypnosis, of what little remains of their sovereignty. The UN’s little brother in Brussels does the same. It is not necessary to be fooled by this. All one has to do is to assemble the past utterances of various UN luminaries into a coherent Mein Kampf. To take only one of the most egregious examples (as previously reported in this journal ), here is the late Peter Sutherland, then (June 2012) non-executive chairman of Goldman Sachs International and UN Special Representative for International Migration: “We [Europeans] still nurse a sense of our homogeneity and difference from others. And that’s precisely what the European Union […] should be doing its best to undermine”European populism is all that now stands between the European peoples and the loss of their individual cultures and shared Civilization. The UN Pact on Global Migration (see Objectives) is a document crafted against Europe, with the encouragement of those twin hovering angels, le couple franco-allemand, Macron and Merkel.

There is clearly a strong sense amongst Western nations that this “Pact” is a bottle marked “Poison”. The question is simply one of trust.

It would come as no surprise to discover that delegations from the push-countries were falling over each other to sign up to the Pact, while those from the pull-countries of Europe, the United States and Australia, were indeed already backing out: including Austria, which negotiated the Pact on behalf of the EU. The European review website, Politico.eu quotes () the senior UN official overseeing the Pact (Louise Arbour) as saying, “The initiative was launched at the request of Europe after the migration surge of 2015 […]”. At the request of Europe? Read, no doubt, “Juncker & Merkel”.

Wikipedia states that the Pact will be “politically binding”, although not “formally binding under international law”, since it is not a treaty. Nevertheless, there is clearly a strong sense amongst Western nations that this “Pact” is a bottle marked “Poison”. The question is simply one of trust.

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Ideology True, Reality False

Ideology True, Reality False

«Notre démocratie est gangrenée par l’idéologie progressiste»
“Our democracy is corrupted by the progressivist ideology”
FIGAROVOX/EXTENDED INTERVIEW, 23rd November 2018.
In his latest book, Laurent Fidès tackles all the myths of the dominant progressive ideology. He deconstructs, one by one, the reflexes hidden in its ‘politically correct’ narrative. Laurent Fidès is a graduate of philosophy and former student of the École normale supérieure. He has just published Facing Intimidating Speech. Essay on the strengthening of the mind in the era of globalism (Éd. Toucan, 2018).

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1905 : The Soul of a Law

1905 : The Soul of a Law

Éditorial : «1905, l’esprit d’une loi» LE FIGARO, 21st November 2018. There are laws, but then there are their spirit and their history. The depth of centuries is invested in the law of 1905. To understand it, one must keep in mind the tension between the spiritual and the temporal powers — the clash between Christian France and Republican France. As a law of compromise born in pain and brutality, it allows believer and non-believer to live quietly together. It’s about freedom of conscience and freedom of worship. Since its inception, this law has travelled through time not without difficulty — especially on the question of the schools — but without ever re-awakening the violence of earlier struggles.

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