Moral bankruptcy of techno-elites

The Epstein scandal has reached the shores of the techno-elites. The MIT Media Lab admitted that it has received donations from Epstein, even though Epstein was on a list of unwanted donors. Excerpt:

The Epstein scandal – including the latest revelation that Epstein might have channeled up to $8m (some of it, apparently, on behalf of Bill Gates) to the MIT Media Lab, while its executives were fully aware of his problematic background – has cast the digerati in a very different light. It has already led to the resignation of the lab’s director, Joi Ito.

This, however, is not only a story of individuals gone rogue. The ugly collective picture of the techno-elites that emerges from the Epstein scandal reveals them as a bunch of morally bankrupt opportunists. To treat their ideas as genuine but wrong is too generous; the only genuine thing about them is their fakeness. Big tech and its apologists do produce the big thoughts – alas, mostly accidental byproducts of them chasing the big bucks.

Read the full article:
Epstein scandal at MIT

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Newly Published McCarrick Letters Vindicate Viganò — ChurchMilitant.com

“VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – Newly released letters vindicate Abp. Carlo Maria Viganò, proving that Pope Benedict imposed restrictions on Theodore McCarrick and that Cdl. Donald Wuerl knew of these restrictions, in spite of his claims to the contrary. They also prove that McCarrick ignored those restrictions. Correspondence published Tuesday by Msgr. Anthony J. Figueiredo, former personal…”
via Newly Published McCarrick Letters Vindicate Viganò — ChurchMilitant.com

French Senate Says Notre-Dame Must Be Restored Exactly How It Was — Musings of an Old Curmudgeon

Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris
The cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris

Alleluia! Praise God! (From The Local) French Senators have stipulated that Notre-Dame cathedral must be restored exactly how it was before the devastating fire that tore through the Paris landmark. On Monday evening, the French Senate approved the government’s Notre-Dame restoration bill – but added a clause that it must be restored to the state it was before…

via French Senate Says Notre-Dame Must Be Restored Exactly How It Was — Musings of an Old Curmudgeon

I pray that this actually happens. There had been talk of an architectural competition for the renovation of the roof and we know that if you give Notre Dame de Paris to today’s “starchitects”, they will turn it into a modernist horror (like the Centre Pompidou and the Bastille Opera house).

Time to de-canonize JPII

I read with glee an article in the Tablet UK entitled “Cardinal condemns de-canonisation of St. John Paul II.” At last, what has been whispered about for years in certain Catholic circles (notably, those who are persuaded by the sedevacantist position), has burst out into the open. There must be more than whispers now if a cardinal has gone public on this touchy subject.

The man who pleads for the retention of JPII in the communion of saints is Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz.  He has a personal stake in the matter, having been JPII’s personal secretary for 39 years.

Excerpt:

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz of Poland has condemned attempts to damage the status of his former superior, St John Paul II, and rejected calls for his “de-canonisation” for ignoring sex abuse in the Catholic Church.

“John Paul II was a man of the Second Vatican Council, which shaped his thinking about the Church and contemporary world”, said Cardinal Dziwisz, who was the Polish pontiff’s personal secretary for 39 years. “Efforts are being made to undermine his authority and even question his sainthood – and the situation the Church now finds itself in is encouraging this, among people whose consciences are troubled by John Paul II and who seek to weaken the Church’s position.

(I highlighted the most important text in bold).

There is compelling evidence that JPII did ignore clergy sex abuse and furthered much of the scandalous, irreverent liturgical practices in the church today. Not only that, under JPII, Catholics left the church en masse. But all Cardinal D. cares about is the “status” of his dead boss. Who cares about the massive decline in church attendance or the catastrophic collapse of vocations under JPII’s papacy?

If the Catholic Church were a corporation and JPII its CEO, he would have been fired by the board of directors before he had a chance to die in office.

But Cardinal Dziwisz tells us to keep venerating JPII as a saint because he was a man of the Second Vatican Council. That is exactly one of the most compelling reasons why he should be decanonized.

Vatican II is the most poisonous tree planted in the garden of Catholicism, and it has brought forth poisonous fruits, all of which have become ripe today.

While we’re at it, let’s look into the decanonization of Paul VI, who presided over the Second Vatican Council and approved all of its documents. He also introduced the irreverent Novus Ordo mass.

Both JPII and Paul VI were canonized by none other than Pope Francis, who has been accused of heresy by theologians and clergy.

Whenever I recite the Apostles Creed and mention the communion of saints, and when I think about the lives of the saints, their sacrifices and their unshakeable faith, I simply can’t bring myself to put JPII and Paul VI in their company. These two men are responsible for much of the destruction of the faith and morals in the Catholic Church.

Time to use the off-switch on Ugly TV — The Conservative Woman

I cannot believe that people still watch TV. I have not had TV (and the plastic/metal box in which TV is delivered) since 2008. TV is a sewer. I don’t mean the plastic and metal box itself. You know what I mean when I say TV.  That is why I say “TV” and not “a TV”. When I stay in hotels, I don’t even turn on the box. I have no desire to watch TV. It’s stupid, depressing, annoying and disgusting.

Every time I am forced to see TV in operation (in airports, for example), I know for sure that people who watch TV are immersing themselves into the filthiest mind sewer that man ever devised. You are being brainwashed and tortured. Stop it now.

You say you’re bored. There is something very wrong with you if you relieve your boredom by watching TV.

You say that you feel out of place and out of touch when your friends discuss the latest piece of rubbish that they binge-watched the night before. You don’t need friends like that. They aren’t friends, but robots. Get new friends!

AS IS the case with anyone (everyone) who has better things to do, I’ve never watched the Jeremy Kyle Show. Tell a lie, I tuned in once for about thirty seconds (it seemed longer) out of curiosity and found whatever was happening with the poor devils on the sofa so repellent that I jumped channels…

via Time to use the off-switch on Ugly TV — The Conservative Woman

The shortage of priests didn’t just happen by itself, it was engineered. — Fr. Z’s Blog

At The Media Group there is a piece about the epidemic of false accusations against priests. They have the numbers. This is economic persecution based on greed, pure and simple. On another note concerning priesthood, LifeSite re-posted a great piece by Anthony Esolen from 2016. I gave that offering my characteristic black and red treatment and posted a…

via The shortage of priests didn’t just happen by itself, it was engineered. — Fr. Z’s Blog

Faithless Generations — Mundabor’s Blog

Another day, another string of bad news coming from the Vatican: involvement in the financing of illegals, beatification of the next commiepriest, and the visual antic of a Pope wearing a turban and smiling like the ass he is. The temptation is easy to think that all this can be instantly remedied by a surprise […]

via Faithless Generations — Mundabor’s Blog