Friday, September 25, 2015
"This year marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the guardian of liberty, who labored tirelessly that “this nation, under God, [might] have a new birth of freedom”. Building a future of freedom requires love of the common good and cooperation in a spirit of subsidiarity and solidarity." --Pope Francis addressing U.S. Congress
If the U.S. Congress knew better they would bring back the Greenback, outlaw fractional reserve lending, and tell the commercial banks to go hang. (Back in Lincoln's day they veritably would be hung, but the death penalty is wrong.)
John Booth, by the way, was hired by the money powers of the day to assassinate Lincoln, and the plot was hatched in Canada, and the plotters had nothing to do with the Southerners. They knew the monetary system they had been establishing in America up to that point was the next target on Lincoln's itinerary after the war. He was going to crush for good the money power which by usury and private control of the money supply held the nation's productions and labours in slavery.
Read further here.
Thursday, September 24, 2015
"...only a Church which can gather around the family fire remains able to attract others. And not any fire, but the one which blazed forth on Easter morn." --Pope Francis addressing U.S. Bishops on the Wednesday of his visit to the U.S.A.
I love Pope Francis so much. He is totally my favourite Pope of all time.
Sunday, September 20, 2015
The horsechestnuts have fallen with the showers:
the husk crush meteors, their cream meat littered,
a shard scattered crash on fresh fallen glare
and puddles lingering, like a mind's clear moment
holding night's stars, deeper than the shards.