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Pope’s Uvalde comments. Strawman.

  • “Ho il cuore affranto per la strage nella scuola elementare in Texas. Prego per i bambini, per gli adulti uccisi e per le loro famiglie. È tempo di dire basta al traffico indiscriminato delle armi. Impegniamoci tutti, perché tragedie così non possano più accadere.”

My own loose translation:

  • “My heart is in mourning on account of the massacre at the elementary school in Texas. I pray for the children, the adults killed and for their families. It is time to say enough to the indiscriminate trafficking of arms. Let us all work so that tragedies like this can no longer take place.”

“It is time to say enough…” So, when was there ever a time when indiscriminate trafficking of arms was acceptable? Never. Where was there ever a place in which indiscriminate trafficking of arms was acceptable? Nowhere. So, this is yet another straw man to attack, flailingly, so that one’s “doing something” is a waste of time and an insult to those innocents who continue to lose their lives.

  • “But Father George! Father George! Give the Pope a break! Everyone says stuff like that! He’s just trying to show concern!”

No. Kids are dying and are dead because of rubbish like this. And it’s not everyone saying stuff like that. It’s only the marxist MSM. Anyone think I’m wrong about Pope Francis on weapons?

Back in 2014, Pope Francis had some comments about anyone who has anything to do with even the manufacturing of guns, condemning all of them individually and indiscriminately:

  • “I am thinking of those who manufacture weapons for fomenting wars; just think about what kind of job this is. I am certain that if I were to ask: how many of you manufacture weapons? No one, no one. These weapons manufacturers don’t come to hear the Word of God! These people manufacture death, they are merchants of death and they make death into a piece of merchandise. May fear of the Lord make them understand that one day all things will come to an end and they will have to give account to God.”

Seriously? I’m guessing that there are plenty of upstanding, religious people who work on production lines at, say, Benelli, Beretta, Browning, Glock, Heckler & Koch, Remington, Ruger, SIG Sauer, Taurus, Walther, Winchester and dozens of others. They all surely go through background checks continuously. Are they really to be condemned to hell for eternity?

With Pope Francis, there’s clearly no right to defend one’s country against violent unjust aggression by joining the military which uses guns, or to defend kids in an elementary school as an SRO by training up with appropriate tools such as guns, or to participate in law enforcement to serve and protect citizens in good standing over against deadly aggression also by usage of guns, or to come to the aid of one’s neighbors or oneself when deadly aggression comes to the doorsteps of the neighborhood, also by usage of guns. For Pope Francis, the very fact of the existence of weapons is bad and evil, so that, a fortiori, worse than the manufacturing of weapons is the use of weapons. Any use.

So, what’s really going on? Does Pope Francis allow weapons in Vatican City for his own protection? And you’ll recognize the names of the manufacturers as well:

  • The Swiss Guard carry a SIG Sauer P220 pistol and the SIG SG 550 rifle or its SG 552 variant.
  • Vatican City’s Gendarmerie carries various types of Glocks as standard-issue. They also use the Beretta M12 and the Heckler & Koch MP5 sub-machine gun.

Let’s take look at a few of the tools of the Swiss Guard:

Then the tools of the Gendarmerie (I myself use the G-19 gen 4 as EDC):

There are plenty of plain-clothes guys:

And also special response teams:

Meanwhile, Tucker asks what’s going on with mostly young men who go on rampages. He makes lots of good points, but asks for a real discussion.

Meanwhile, Ben Shapiro notes the obvious as only he can:

  • Gun control was the discussion in Texas but it can’t be the discussion in New York because New York already has very heavy gun control. So instead, the discussion was about white supremacy. If it’s a New York subway shooting where it isn’t about gun control or white supremacy, the incident is simply ignored. If it’s a shooting at a religious building in California it’s a hate crime but it’s not about gun control as there’s already more than a lot of gun control, so that’s also ignored.

Might I venture a guess as to what’s happening?

  • Increasing violence of young men isn’t at all predetermined by the lack of a good father figure in the home. No. But, statistically, we see that to a very large degree a couple of good parents is beneficial. If they are not worth a father sticking around to help raise them they can quickly get the idea that no one’s life matters.
  • What doesn’t help are liberal school policies that push hatred of God, neighbor and hatred of self with Critical Race Theory. Students can quickly get the idea that no one’s life matters at that point.
  • What doesn’t help are liberal school policies that super-hyper-sexualize children from pre-pre-school, instructing them about sex-acts, stripping them of any kind of individual identity, grooming them into thinking that their bodies are mere pieces of meat for the utilitarian usage of the state and others and self. Students can quickly figure out that no one’s life matters at that point.
  • What doesn’t help is atheist teachers smacking down any prayer, any relationship with God, and therefore smacking down any rejoicing that the image of God in which students have a vocation to participate is described, as Genesis says, with male/female/marriage/family. When the image of God, who we are before God and each other is trashed, then students can quickly figure out that no one’s life actually matters.

Here’s the deal: if you rip away all possibility of identity from individuals, they will lash out in overwhelming cynicism that asks the question: “Are all y’all so sure that no one’s life matters; how about yours?” And then they force an answer, “Oh, it’s a tragedy.” But apparently that answer is a lie, because no one goes to the heart of what’s happening. They stick with the same ol’ same ol’: “Blame inanimate objects but we’re going to destroy children’s identities all the same!” Sigh. Instead, we need our religious leaders to bring us to the truth, and not fall back on liberal talking points that keep getting kids murdered. So:

  • Let’s stop attacking Jesus, attacking doctrine, attacking morality, attacking liturgy and attacking the spiritual life. Let’s stop demonic idol worship. Let’s stop attacking the Way, the Truth and the Life.
  • Let’s start again to talk about and worship our Lord and God, Christ Jesus. Let’s get back correct doctrine, correct morality, correct liturgy and correct spiritual life that all brings identity in Christ Jesus, that all brings back joy in the Holy Spirit in a life lived well before self, before neighbor and before God. Anything else brings dead children in its wake.

I’m guessing that, after SCOTUS publishes their decision on kicking abortion law back to the States, there will be another “Summer of Love” here in the USA, this time not with attacks on Federal and local law enforcement, with a CHAZ here or a CHOP there, but inside any church during whatever services, all wrought by those who have been taught to kill children in the womb or just born. There are plenty of Catholic schools which do field trips to abortion clinics to teach girls where to go if, you know, they put their sex-ed into practice. But then the “official line” of the Church is no abortion. Kids will lash out. I can’t think of anyone who would hate herself more than a woman who just had an abortion. Statistically the day a woman has an abortion is the day more than any other that she will at least attempt suicide. All of it so very sad.

People have a right to have witnessed to them what Jesus did for us in laying down His life for us, the Innocent for the guilty, so that He has the right in His own justice to have mercy on us, to bring us to heaven. But who talks about Jesus anymore? So many priests and bishops and Cardinals – and the Pope – promote LGBTQI+. The last thing they want to do is talk about Jesus, talk about our identity in Jesus.

If people do not have Jesus witnessed to them, they have a right before the throne of God to take the witness. That means martyrdom. People lashing out won’t go to Styrofoam cowardly people. They will go to real people. Good laity, any good priests, any good bishops, innocent children, and take witness from them. There are heroic teachers and heroic little students who I’m sure tried to help each other, protect each other. The loss of their lives bids us to do what is right in bringing back true identity to individuals.

Where is God in all of this? He’s the one being executed for bringing us back the possibility of our true identities. Get that? God gave His all for us in the midst of all the hell of this world so as to provide us, if we want it in His grace, our true identities in which we can rejoice before God, neighbor and ourselves. That’s what’s going to reverse the sharp increase in violence among disenfranchised young men. People keeping up with prayer and the commandments and regular Confession are relatively speaking extremely less likely to go on rampages like this.

Oh, and just to say, might it not be a good idea to go ahead and harden the soft targets, like elementary schools and churches, maybe not to the extent of Vatican City State, but you know what I mean. :-) Training of teams includes situational awareness, de-escalation techniques, etc.


Finally, the Diocese sent out prayer intentions:

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Mount Carmel Stations of the Cross acid attack & now videos hacked, cancelled

This is a remanant screen shot of a set of two videos I shot, edited and published about the Mount Carmel Discalced Carmelite Monastery (situated over the cave of Elijah) outdoor Stations of the Cross, which stretch along the top edge of the cliff-mountainside all along and high above the city of Haifa, Israel. I had thought of putting up the videos last Friday morning (it being Friday), but I got distracted by the idiocy that is going on in society and the Church. My guardian angel had been very insistent: “Check on those videos! Put them up now! Do it now! NOW!”

But I didn’t. I am ever the recalcitrant Styrofoam-brained non-listener to my Guardian Angel. Or is it that I hear him loud and clear, but blow off what he has to say to me? The latter.

Meanwhile, last Friday night, like clockwork, I got a distressed email alerting me to the fact that the videos have disappeared. My heart sank instantly and my stomach started churning, until now, actually. I knew it was true because of sinking feeling about those videos earlier in the day.

I then checked on my private – locked-down – YouTube upload-archive. Those videos are gone, cancelled. Those were the only videos that were disappeared, executed, acid-attacked. And there were much more controversial wonderful videos on that locked-down page. Only these two were erased.

Those were such beautiful, though heart-wrenching videos. They document the acid attack.

Already 12 years ago, I lived for a month atop the Cave of Elijah on Mount Carmel at the invitation of the Discalced Carmelites. I was told all hush hush who the culprits of the acid attacks on the Stations of the Cross were back in the day, the whole lot of it, eye-witness descriptions of them (unmistakable), how they entered the dangerously steep and fenced in areas.

As the years have gone by, the culprits are now very likely high up on the computer freakness scale, you know, with access to all-access computers, and wanted any evidence of their crimes of yesteryear to disappear, it now not being politically correct for them to have had such a past.

But by this very fact they leave a trail that can be followed. ;-)

But, I perhaps shouldn’t complain too much. They now have full access to everything Google of mine:

  • My YouTube private page
  • WordPress, this blog, hosted by now parent company Google and its server farms
  • Gmail
  • Google Maps (real-time)
  • Google Drive
  • Google Docs
  • Google Contacts
  • Google Search
  • Google Translate … et alii …

At any rate, my life is always the open book. I don’t care. But I dislike that religious videos are being discourteously cancelled by cowards who, if I met them in real life, would run away. But, whatever. I have a life outside of cyberspace.

And I want to go to heaven. I’m saddened for those who will no longer be able to view those videos.

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Trudeau fiddles while Rome burns: optics of graves of children, plot twist?

So, there’s very little info about all the burnings of churches, now perhaps more than 20 campuses, many of which are constituted of “first nation” peoples, who love their churches and want to keep their churches, but are being persecuted by – what? – Antifa style terrorists? And now there are deaths… Trudeau loves all of it, merely saying that “this isn’t the way to go”. What does that mean? Does he think it’s not enough?

It’s said now that the perps are against imperialistic religion, as if anything Catholic has anything to do with imperialism. No, not even with the crusades, which were all about resisting genocidal ISIS style Islamicist murderers.

Oh, I forgot, this started with the “discovery” of lots of dead children buried at schools run mostly by Catholics. I don’t know much about this. Please, instruct me. But I think I saw a couple of months ago that there were mass graves of kids discovered by military technology. Uh huh.

I don’t know the dates on this, but – hey – just guessing, I’m thinking that these kids died, say, around 1918-1919, you know, when 1/3 of the world’s population were infected by the Spanish Flu with minimum 50,000,000 deaths. Oldsters died, schools turned into orphanages, with lots of people in the same place not being great for avoiding the worst.

But why so many concentrated at Catholic institutions? Just wondering if the those staffing such institutions were martyrs for the cause of charity, taking care of the vulnerable as best they could, of course facing death themselves because of their great charity, you know, while everyone else ran away, or died themselves. But the Catholics carried the burden of charity. That’s my guess. But let me know if I’m wrong, you know, because you were there.

  • “Father George! Father George! You’re wrong, because some of those graves date to like, you know, 1957-1958, and 1968.”

You mean during other pandemics?

Look, I might be totally wrong on this. My excuse is that I myself am too tired to research this, still having pneumonia. It’s the church burnings which pushed me to put this up, especially in view of what is effectively a blessing of hate crime, arson, murder by Trudeau. As long as it’s especially anti-Catholic, it’s all great for Trudeau and his “great reset.”

While I have this post on Canada tagged with “Free exercise of religion” which is a phrase used in the First Amendment to the Constitution of these United States of America, the point is that, regardless of any government, such a right is God-given, unalienable, and applies in Canada as in America and anywhere else in this fallen world.

UPDATE: northernhermit has a mic-drop comment:

  • “Good point about the Spanish Flu. Unlike the China Flu, the Spanish Flu predominantly effected children. Regarding those schools, it was the Canadian government that placed First Nation children into Catholic run schools. The Canadian government used the Catholic Church much in the same way that Ireland used the Catholic Church in creating those laundries. Finally the fringe left often tries exploiting Native Americans to advance left wing causes. The press only shows Native Americans that side with liberals, but many Native Americans complain about white liberals interfering in their affairs. Finally, you are correct that many First Nations tribes are proud and enthusiastic Catholics. When they encountered the religion they embraced it. That is especially true with the North East region.”

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Boys will be boys. Girls will be girls. Biden’s rule for college showers.

So, I bet that will be appealed. The judge, using Biden-logic, is trying to force the usage of girls school showers by biological males who pretend they are girls. I mean, girls being girls, you know, with a maternal instinct, if an 18 year old biological male was in an open shower “accidentally” bumping into girls, I mean, just guessing, but I’m guessing that the 18 year old biological male sexual assault rapist would have an explanation of how things really are by a mob of girls, just like that. Just guessing, girls being girls with a maternal instinct, after all.

And, just guessing, if the biological male sexual assault rapist survives that explanation, and shows up at campus again, just guessing, but methinks the straight guys are going to man up and teach yet another lesson, explaining the matter even more thoroughly in a manner that will not be forgotten.

And, just guessing, if the biological male sexual assault rapist survives that, and if the father of the girl hears what happened, I’m guessing he’s going to find the biological male sexual assault rapist who “accidentally” bumped into his daughter, both naked in those Biden-showers, and will teach that biological male sexual assault rapist yet another lesson, explaining the matter even more thoroughly. I’m not encouraging violence. No. I’m just stating what I think is likely to happen.

And then what might happen? The biological male sexual assault rapist is going to be the national LGBTQI+ poster-“girl”, and be awarded with Presidential and Congressional medals. At the same time, the young men and the father who explained the situation to the biological male sexual assault rapist will be imprisoned for hate crimes for their enhanced explanations by the exalted Department of Justice, right?

So, just guessing, but this is already going on in secular colleges and universities. The Dems pick on the Christians (because Catholics cave, right?), to make a lesson of them, like raping them, raping their little girls.

Where are the men in America? Are they incapable of providing explanations, enhanced explanations? Or have they all lost themselves to… wait for it… porn? It’s all the new normal. No big deal.

But Jesus, Himself stripped down and crucified so as to mock Him for all His integrity and honesty and chastity, will Himself come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. And that judgment will last for eternity. Amen.

Oh, I forgot, Biden with his Biden-rule favoring sexual assault and rape, is administered Holy Communion. Sigh.

For those Catholics with Catholic Schools with sports programs, unless y’all win on appeal, you’ll have to have sports which don’t necessitate showers or locker rooms for anything.

Solution: Sports in school can be along the lines of weaponry marksmanship! Clean, fun, no drama. If I remember correctly, youth marksmanship programs at the public schools in my parish saw them take first place trophies. Do it!

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American Community Survey: “Blaspheme you freak priest!” Me: “I love Jesus.”

The American Community Survey of the U.S. Census Bureau is NOT the Census of the U.S. Census Bureau. The ACS is sent out to relatively few individuals after the Census itself is over and done. The first round of the ACS amounts to a small volume of 48 pages, 8 1/2 x 11, with lots of intrusive, personal questions regarding one’s lifelong unrepeatable history. The penalty for lying or alternatively for not responding to questions is mandated by the U.S. Congress: up to $5,000.00 dollars in fines and up to five years in a Federal Penitentiary.

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  • Yours truly, Father George David Byers, Catholic priest and pastor of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Andrews, NC, admits his “guilt” for ignoring the electronic version of the ACS. It was indicated that a hardcopy would be sent out if I ignored the electronic version, or for some reason couldn’t complete it, such as a bad internet connection.
  • That hardcopy arrived Saturday evening, 21 November 2020. Yours truly also admits that, to date, now a week later, 29 November 2020, I have ignored that hardcopy. It was indicated that if I do not respond promptly with the hard-copy, an in-person interview may be conducted. I’m waiting for the banging on the door to begin. Fun!
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The stats on belligerent non-respondents being chosen to be interviewed, all things being equal, stand at 33%.

All things being equal, this is all random. But I know of two respondents in this region: (1) myself (the rather unwilling however vaunted Regional Census Partner for Western North Carolina); (2) our Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus (who volunteered to go door to door for the Census). The chances that both people tapped to be respondents to the ACS that I just happen to know about would have an already established relationship of some kind with the U.S. Census Bureau are, like, one in a zillion. Ain’t gonna happen. So, not really random.

Also, the ACS, like the Census itself, is dishonest, as they themselves brag about, saying that they will intentionally falsify answers given with the intention of protecting your identity from, you know, hackers and such. So, the whole exercise is used for – what? – gerrymandering political districts so as sway elections? My higher-up in the Census Bureau admitted they were giving talking points on this but wouldn’t talk. Pfft. What a bunch of criminals. Just my opinion. Anyway…

Some questions within the 48 page survey endanger oneself and one’s property. You are required to provide your daily schedule, as in when you leave your residence, to the minute, LAST WEEK (their capitalization), what kind of vehicle you have used in the LAST WEEK (their capitalization), how many minutes it takes you to get from home to work in the LAST WEEK (their capitalization), and extremely detailed information about everything there is to know about telephones and communications devices. Whiskey, Tango, and you know the rest. But that’s about as much as I would complain about the American Community Survey, all things being equal.

////// Humor break: Did I mention that the etymology of “Survey” is “voyeurism from above“? Yep. That would be right. Anyway… //////

Not all things are equal. There are any number of reasons why I cannot respond to the American Community Survey. In this post, I’ll just give one reason, the reason that I will ever so politely iterate to any very nice door-knockers. But I have more reasons.

After I had sent in the Census form of the United States Census Bureau on time and with correct information, such as yours truly being the only one to live in my residence, you know, as a Catholic priest in a Catholic Rectory, I received messages on my phone from three different individuals (some repeated) from the Atlanta Regional Census HQ apoplectic that I had to get in touch with them extremely urgently (I hate that kind of breathlessness) to answer a question they had for me about my residence. I did call them back…

My Catholic religion and I myself were forthwith mocked with great sarcasm by way of an inescapable implication that I am committing any number of criminal activities that must be secretly occurring in the Catholic Rectory where I reside. The only reason for such a concern is that it is, very specifically, a Catholic Rectory. Maybe I wouldn’t have been targeted if I lived in a Presbyterian Presbytery or a Baptist Parsonage, or in the house of a whatever Preacherman, Rabbi or Imam, or I were just an atheist or a Freemason or if I lived in the residence of – dare I say it? – a Democrat. Maybe it’s really because I’m a white boy, therefore “privileged” and, because white, therefore “racist.” This wasn’t about providing my credit card details. It’s not a scam. It’s called a hate crime wrought by the U.S. Census Bureau. To my recollection, the guy at the U.S. Census Bureau baited me multiple times with such words:

  • Because this is a Catholic Rectory we’re talking about, that must necessarily mean that you are keeping women and children there, because it’s a Catholic Rectory, right?

That word “keeping” inescapably implies accusations, right?

  • Prostitution?
  • Porn production?
  • Human trafficking?
  • Illegal immigration?
  • Cannibalism?
  • Targets for target practice?
  • Islamic style polygamy including child-marriage like Muhammad?
  • You fill in the blank: ________________
“Blaspheme Jesus, or we will mock you and kill you!” — “No. I love Jesus!”

Gotta be something like that because, after all, all Catholic Rectories are always necessarily residences used for committing crimes that involve “keeping” women and children. This isn’t one guy in the U.S. Census Bureau with some sort of personal tender snowflake ax to grind. There are three. This is purposed harassment accusing me of lying on the Census about numbers of people in the rectory and accusing me of any number of vile criminal activities.

So, it being that the Department of Commerce’s Census Bureau has me maliciously targeted only because I’ve been ordained a Catholic Priest and only because I live in a Catholic Rectory, how is it, I ask, that I am supposed to trust the next subsidiary of the U.S. Census Bureau called the American Community Survey, which also asks about any others living in whatever residence. The U.S. Census Bureau has already said that I must be a liar, feloniously attacking me in the form of a religious hate crime. What am I supposed to do with the repeated questions? Jesus was silent before Pontius Pilate. That’s my only way to proceed. That silence sent Jesus to His death. It will only cost me $5,000.00 and five years in prison. So, what-ev-uh!

Someone is surely going to say that belligerent non-respondents are not prosecuted for like the last zillion years, but the demonstrated malice on their part in my case is truly striking. In a swampy administration, I’m guessing that this kind of malice will be the common way of proceeding.

Richard: “You must lie to God under oath!” St Thomas More: “No! I love Jesus!”

What it means is this: I will be able to avoid a $5,000.00 fine and five years in a Federal Penitentiary if only I assent to their religious hate crime by agreeing with them that all priests always and everywhere are keeping women and children in their Catholic rectories because they are Catholic priests living in Catholic rectories, and only if I then proceed to agree to cooperate with the American Community Survey based on that presumption, so that I must lie and say that I am indeed keeping women and children in this Catholic rectory according to the numbers that they will, I guess, provide themselves, since there are in all actuality exactly zero women and children living here, or visiting here, ever. Doesn’t happen. But they consider that to be a lie, so they will fine me and imprison me anyway, you know, to cover up their religious hate crime.

BUT IT’S ALL MUCH WORSE: All of this is a blasphemy against God, who is Himself disparaged by the assertion that all of Jesus’ priests must necessarily be monstrous sinners because and only because they are Jesus’ priests. To threaten one of Jesus’ priests to blaspheme Jesus under threat of a $5,000.00 fine and five years in a Federal Penitentiary is that which is subversive to the Constitutional Republic of these United States of America, which instead boasts of the free exercise of religion, that is, freedom from the religious hate-criminals crushing the unalienable rights of citizens in good standing. The first amendment protects citizens from their government, which is supposed to be for, by and of the people.

“You must blaspheme Jesus!” — “No! I love Jesus! He’s the Lamb of God!”

What is happening with me is a full on persecution of religion by the government in this otherwise Constitutional Republic boasting of the Rule of Law, viz., these United States of America. Just the other week, the great SCOTUS Justice Samuel Alito was right to warn us all about the hell of religious persecution coming upon us.

“You must blaspheme Jesus!” — “No! We love Jesus!”

I’m guessing that the nice interviewers won’t come around for another few days or maybe another week or two because of Thanksgiving week throwing the schedule off just a bit. But maybe, if they then have time to read this post they’ll just choose to skip me altogether, you know, if all things were being equal. And, yes, I do get multiple hits from the U.S. Census Bureau to this tiny blog written by yours truly, an obscure mountain priest in this tiniest of parishes in North America.

///// UPDATE: Since this was published, the US Census Bureau has indeed visited the blog, with this post right near the top. Here’s that stat:

THAT didn’t take long. So, they are fully aware of what I have written here.

I’m an easy target for the cowardly but self-perceived powerful people, an expendable and insignificant test case. They have no idea that Christ Jesus, the Son of the Living God will come to judge the living and the dead and the world by fire. But, as I say, there’s not a great chance that I will be skipped considering their religious hate crimes against yours truly.

“You must blaspheme Jesus!” — “No! We love Jesus!”

Having said all that, their religious hate crime is only one objection. I have plenty more. And if they push, I will iterate another in detail, and if they push back, well, then, we’ll just have ourselves a little bit of discovery going on, won’t we? I’ll finally be able to delve into all those “files” of the Department of State. Heh heh heh. So, I don’t expect to see any Feds at the rectory at all. But sometimes people feel so “powerful” they just go ahead and launch themselves right into it, especially when they think that their swamp has sucked justice and integrity and honesty and the Constitution and the Rule of Law right down into the vortex of their quagmire…

“You must blaspheme Jesus!” — “No! Viva Cristo Rey!”

Look, I just want to continue being the Catholic priest for Jesus’ little flock here in Western North Carolina while being a patriotic American citizen in good standing. To desire good things is not virtue signaling. It’s called the hope of a sinner in God’s mercy, and the hope of a citizen in a very dark world.

But I’ll tell you what: I am totally disgusted by the swamp rats who hate God and who hate these United States, who have no integrity, no honor, no patriotism, who specifically hate Catholic priests and the Catholic Church.

I am attracted instead by the honor and patriotism instilled in me by my father, a great American hero, a practicing Catholic who taught me how to kneel properly at an altar rail, how to love Jesus. I proclaim that to the world:

These are some of the WWII medals awarded to my father and which White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was able to get for me from the Department of the Navy and the U.S. Army. There’s two for the first, three for the second, and thank God only one of the third. Dad should have a war film based on him. He’s already been alluded to on the screen (Bah Bah Black Sheep) as he was the commander of the famed Checkerboard Squadron. The caption says: “George Byers Jr (1924-1993) USMC VLMB 611 & VMFA 312 Checkboard CMC. The world thanks you, dad. May you rest in peace. Amen.

This isn’t hero worship of my father. He was a sinner. He went to confession. I’m a sinner. I go to confession. When we honor the heroes it’s not done by acclaiming them and that’s it. That’s cheap. Jesus condemned that kind of fake praise. Instead, thanking our heroes is all about striving to follow their example of risking their lives continuously for God and country by doing the same ourselves. Pro Deo et Patria. That others may live. All that. Yes. All for Jesus, for neighbor, for country.

Can those who hate Jesus hurt me in this world specifically because of Jesus’ Holy Name? Yes. Can they hurt me specifically because I am one of Jesus’ little ones? Yes. And, being weak, I am a little bit in trepidation about that, like the greatest of all prophets, John the Baptist, was in trepidation, he wondering if Jesus was really the Messiah, because, you know, it shouldn’t be that the Forerunner, John, should get his head cut off for witnessing to the ten commandments, for if Jesus were really the Savior, He would stop that, right? Jesus’ response was to have John told that he wasn’t to be offended by Jesus. It’s the ol’ “as the Master (who will be crucified) so the disciple,” who was then forthwith decapitated.

It boils down to this:

  • American Community Survey Interrogator: “Curse God and blaspheme Jesus!”
  • Father George David Byers: “Praise God! I love Jesus!”
  • Jesus:

“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they insult you and persecute you and utter every kind of evil against you falsely because of me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven. Thus they persecuted the prophets who were before you (Matthew 5:10-12 nab).”

I really like how Luke recalls this:

“Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude and insult you, and denounce your name as evil on account of the Son of Man. Rejoice and leap for joy on that day! Behold, your reward will be great in heaven. For their ancestors treated the prophets in the same way. (Luke 6:22-23 nab)

Yes, I really like that: “Rejoice and leap for joy!” That’s Jesus saying that. So, I better do it. I hope I don’t sprain my ankle! Here goes… LEAP!… I survived!

Woohoo! :-)

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Census Bureau mocks my religion, threatens $5,000 fine 5 years prison or both

I knew it was dead serious trouble when the façade-of-niceness lady came to this particular church in the backsides of back ridges of Appalachia on behalf of the Atlanta, GA Census Bureau Regional Field Office, that is, on behalf of the Census Bureau quarters in Suitland, MD, that is, under powers of the Secretary for the US Census Bureau in Washington, DC.

Her first trusted Census Community partner in the region was yours truly. She wanted desperately to get her hands on info regarding our Latino community, it being that most of them are Catholic and, you know, I’m their priest.

The obvious question back to her without answering her Latino community questions was this: So, how much do you know about Gaming Theory? She was instantaneously livid with anger, controlled, but shaking, explaining, while gritting her teeth, that she had taken doctoral degrees in this area of statistical hell and from the Jesuits no less. Taking the opportunity of her off-kilter emotions, having caught her off guard, another question was put to her face about whether or not she had worked for the US ARMY’s DARPA *COMPASS* program, (a side note on war-games involving also individual citizens HERE). What with all the stats and spreadsheets in her business of the Census, the COMPASS program would have been a great C.V. line-item to fly up the ladder. Yes, she admitted: plenty of work for DARPA COMPASS.

:-) I’m so bad and evil.

The Yin Yang philosophy behind COMPASS also specifically uses religion not just as an indicator but also as an identifier, as we will read below.

Here’s a summary of COMPASS:

  • An emergent type of geopolitical warfare in recent years has been coined “gray zone competition,” or simply “competition,” because it sits in a nebulous area between peace and conventional conflict. It’s not openly declared or defined, it’s slower and is prosecuted more subtly using social, psychological, religious, information, cyber and other means to achieve physical or cognitive objectives with or without violence. The lack of clarity of intent in competition activity makes it challenging to detect, characterize, and counter an enemy fighting this way.
  • “The Collection and Monitoring via Planning for Active Situational Scenarios (COMPASS) program aims to better understand and respond to an adversary’s competition. COMPASS seeks to leverage advanced AI and other technologies to help commanders make more effective decisions to thwart an enemy’s complex, multi-layered competition activity. The ultimate goal of the program is to provide theater-level operations and planning staffs with robust analytics and decision-support tools that reduce ambiguity of adversarial actors and their objectives.”

More concisely:

  • Targets, including individual citizens of these USA, are subjected to baiting and gaslighting, even using violence, so as to fill out the AI algorithms needed for a more accurate usage of COMPASS, with sources being social, psychological, religious, information, cyber. The point is to allow field officers to effect an extra-judicial killing on you, you know, with a clean conscience, because AI told them to do it. That’s easy. It’s the new version of the devil made me do it.

As I proceeded to grill the nice Census Bureau lady about abusing the census for gerrymandering and perverting elections, she retreated into ambiguous obfuscation: there are talking points we were given on that. And that’s all she said about it. Pfft. You know, just my opinion, but the mid-level guys ought to send out better trained people than her. To wit: the very day Trump signed an executive order forbidding the Census Bureau from using data for gerrymandering, she resigned, as she told me in an email. I wrote about that, and, instantaneously, I got a blog visit from the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland to an obscure, long-archived humorous post on this blog about “little white lies” starring Lillian Carter and Jesus. The first time she had visited my blog through the Suitland servers she bragged within hours that she had visited my blog, laughing with glee. As it is, that unnuanced statement of resignation may mean that she is now moving up the ladder, as expected.

Her pet project, DARPA *COMPASS* has me on the list as a targeted individual, as I was informed by the new FBI compound just North-East of Atlanta, but not for nefarious purposes, just informational, I hope[!], inasmuch as Diplomatic Security just up from the Rosslyn, VA metro stop established a kind of Doppelgänger of mine with secured identity for work with CCS (Counterintelligence for Consular Services) at Main State (the main campus of the Department of State at Foggy Bottom), blah blah blah. I’ve written on all this before, too many times. I can’t get out of it. It’s a “perpetual” program, even “interdepartmental”. I’m really fed up with it. My protestations are detrimental to whatever it is that the Doppelgänger is up to, and that’s dangerous for me. He started out with arms transfers to the Sinaloa Cartel, that is, in its very beginnings, waaaay back in the day.

  • “The Bureau of Diplomatic Security, more commonly known as Diplomatic Security, or DS, is the security and law enforcement arm of the United States Department of State. DS is a world leader in international investigations, threat analysis, cyber security, counterterrorism, security technology, and protection of people, property, and information.”

Anyway, I had asked her if she would help me get out the “program”, seeing that she’s interested in actual numbers of people, what with the census, and there happening to be two of me, born of the same parents, at the same second, in the same hospital, with the same name, same social security number, same everything. On behalf of CCS at Main State, Diplomatic Security brags about this to me, and brags repeatedly: they are so very good at establishing alternative secured identities to people who then become that provided identity, and they NEVER make a mistake, not ever. The upper echelon census lady said with a rather severe voice that there was zero chance of her helping me with this, adding: “I will not help you.” Ironic, methinks.

Indeed, the stakes have been jacked up. I’m now faced with a damned if I do and damned if I don’t situation:

  • If I answer the unrepeatable particular life-history details of the American Community Survey (another program you absolutely cannot get out of, and penalties are established by the U.S. Congress) I will be told that I’m a liar, because the Doppelgänger surely has different answers. If I’m hit with lying, it’s up to a US$5,000.00 fine and/or up to five years in prison, or both.
  • If I just ignore the survey for a couple of months, harassment by the Census Bureau is guaranteed: constant phone calls, banging on the door, clogging my mail box, harassment which is all legal for them. If I continue to ignore them, it’s up to a US$5,000.00 fine and/or five years in prison, or both. And this will be repeated as time goes on.

Of course, people say that it’s extremely rare that such contempt for a congressionally mandated harassment about unrepeatable personal life history that has nothing to do with the local population is ever prosecuted, that they just want to scare you into compliance. That’s true, because they save a ton of money avoiding litigation. But sometimes they do prosecute, you know, if they are malicious. On that note…

I have to say that I did respond to the much more mundane questions of the actual census of the population, with alacrity, on time, and politely, even though I was told by the nice lady that even those basic answers would be falsified on purpose so that the rest of the answers couldn’t be referred back to me. Of course, they get to choose, for the sake of gerrymandering, which answers they want to manipulate, like about, say, race. But my good faith effort was very sarcastically, mockingly called into question by the Atlanta Census Bureau field office. How’s that?

I started getting many harassment phone calls from three guys, and, when I could, I finally picked up the phone over bluetooth in Sassy the Subaru. The Census Bureau guy asked with a sing-song “gotcha question” voice filled with sarcasm and triumphant mockery: “This is a Catholic ♬ rectory ♬ isn’t it?” “Yes,” I said. “Well, then,” he continued in his sarcastic voice, “it being that this is a ♬ Catholic rectory ♬ there must be all sorts of women and children who live there, right? I mean, after all, it’s a ♬ Catholic rectory ♬. There has to lots of women and children that you’re keeping there, right?”

Keeping there…” That’s like pronouncing that it’s an established fact that all Catholic priests, because they are Catholic priests, are imprisoning women and children in dungeons or doing up human trafficking or pimping them out or are trying to counter, say, immigration laws. Um… No.

It’s against the law for the Census Bureau to outright mock religion and with such baiting, mocking sarcasm. I should have these nice people thrown into prison for a much longer time than just five years. This is a religious hate crime wrought purposely by the Federal Government, deep as it might be at the moment. I told the guy that if any insists on that kind of stupidity I WILL SUE THEM INTO THE GROUND. So, I guess that ends this conversation, he said, and hung up. Nice guy. Coward too. The deeper you go…

A typical gas light

Oh, my bad. I forgot. They don’t give a damn about my Catholic priesthood. At one point – early 1996 – this time at the FBI Rome, Italy field office), they established me (without my asking) with an alternative identity. I rejected it, having seen what they did after having already entered back into Italy. They were really upset, for years, with yours truly. They tried over years to convince me, a citizen in good standing, with argumentation, then humiliation, to disappear without a trace with that alternative identity (and they would have made sure of the without a trace part), so as to make it easier for my Doppelgänger at this point in time, decades later, to continue his, um, work, under my identity. Father George David Byers would cease to exist. I would immediately have turned into no-history-man, which is something that gets you into unending trouble and then dead in no time. For these guys and gals, U.S. citizens in good standing don’t count. Just the Feds. The mantra of the Census Bureau is that each person counts. But not this citizen in good standing. I don’t count. Ironic, right, for the Census Bureau? But we knew that already.

This is a gas light acquired by yours truly a few years ago. Now even I can practice gaslighting!

The niceness lady of Suitland (in)fame reads this blog closely, so, she’ll get the message: I won’t comply. Send your thugs and buffoons. I won’t comply. Steal my money and throw me in prison. Fine! I’ll comply with you stealing my money and you throwing me into prison. But I won’t comply with your detailed personal history questionnaire. How can I? Do you know if I’m me, that I’m not my Doppelgänger? Really? How’s that? You’ll get yourself into trouble with a certain Secretary and a certain Director if you say you do. When “perpetual programs” that are “interdepartmental” come into play, we’re talking un-maskable, unless, like, you’re not only best friends with the Secretary and the Director, but you have directives coming from above the Secretary and above the Director. ;-)

But hey! I know! I’ve had a couple of requests about “the program” for years now. No one knows what they are. Just some little tweaks. Diplomatic Security asked what these were somewhat recently, but my response had to be that I can’t make those known over an unsecured telephone connection (on my end). So, hey! I’ll answer all the questions you got, but this time it’s gotta be quid-pro-quo. I have some simple requests. After all, you guys stole my identity. Now you owe me.

It’s all too easy.

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