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Charles Martel Call Your Office: Macron gives away Christendom. But, of course, someone has to pay for all the make-up!
Dr. Chojnowski: Here is a fascinating article by a Giulio Meotti originating at The Gatestone Institute concerning the Islamization of France and its subsequent de-Catholicization. Even though the author is himself a secularist and speaks as if "the West" began with the French "Enlightenment" of the 18th century, the article shows 3 things that I find interesting. First is the fact that Emmanuel Macron --- who according to latest reports spends $10,000 a month on make up (enough to pay for 2 nice cruises for my entire family) --- is an anti-Catholic who wishes to destroy what remains of Catholic France --- like, Francis I is moving to destroy what little remains of Roman Catholicism itself. Second, it shows that, by closely embracing Zionism and the Israeli State of Bibi Netanyahu, the United States is causing the geopolitical "plates" to shift and the system put in place after World War II to break up. The vote at the UN concerning Trump's move to "recognize" Jerusalem as the "capital of Israel" shows that if the US wishes to keep the United States Empire together, it will have to use every tool in the arsenal of the Military, CIA, and Federal Reserve stables. Third, the very position assumed by the writer of this article demonstrates something I have long thought, that the "opposition" to Islam taking over Europe and the Western World, does not wish to defend Christendom, but rather, defend the Secular non- or anti-Christian System that was put in place during the American/French/and Russian Revolutions. We, sadly enough, put the venerable Paul Craig Roberts in this category, who, when looking for an ideal, cannot see beyond 1787 and the US Constitution or the Whig Revolution that was the ultimate source of it. Certainly all of the "anti-immigrant" "far-right" parties of Western and Central Europe stand for the Secular Europe of the French Revolution, not the Christendom of the "Old" Regime. Personally, I have not really seen any defenders of the Old Christendom as a real alternative to the Secular West since, the 1980s and, of course, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre --- who died while being "on trial" for saying that what is now taking place in fact, would take place in fact. He died in 1991. Are the "positive" forces in Hungary and Poland any different? Someone who knows that scene better than I do please let me know.
Here is the fascinating article by Giulio Meotti:
The tragic dead end of French fake "secularism" is that it allows public expressions of the Islamic religion in France, but prohibits the Christian ones.
Far from defending the Judeo-Christian values ??on which France, the West and Europe itself was founded -- such as individual liberties, freedom of expression, separation of the church from the state and the judiciary, and equal justice under the law -- President Macron recently launched an apology for Islam before Arab-Muslim dignitaries.
The balance of Macron's recent frenetic trips to the Arab world: lavish contracts, apologetic words to Islamists, repentance of the French colonial past and silence on anti-Semitism and radical Islam. Meanwhile, in France, authorities were busy dismantling its Judeo-Christian heritage.
Macron's special envoy for heritage, Stéphane Bern, proposed charging a fee to enter French cathedrals and churches -- as if they were museums.
In Abu Dhabi, members of the victorious Israeli judo team were recently made to mount the winners' podium without their own anthem and flag. A few days later, French President Emmanuel Macron landed in Abu Dhabi, where he denounced as liars those who say that "that Islam is built by destroying the other monotheisms". Macron did not raise an eyebrow about the anti-Semitism and racism displayed by the Emirati authorities. Macron merely praised Islam in a country that punishes with death those Muslims who convert to Christianity or profess atheism.
At the French naval base in Abu Dhabi on November 8-9, addressing some businessmen, Macron insisted on the importance of the alliance with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as an "essential partner with whom we share the same vision of the region and obvious common interests". Such effusion seems more than the usual language of diplomacy. Macron is now showing a strategic empathy and commitment to the Arab-Islamic world. Is this statement a prelude to submission?
Far from defending the Judeo-Christian values ??on which France, the West and Europe itself was founded -- such as individual liberties, freedom of expression, separation of the church from the state and the judiciary, and equal justice under the law -- Macron in the last few weeks launched an apology for Islam before Arab-Muslim dignitaries.
Back in Paris, Macron welcomed Jordan's King Abdullah II to the presidential palace and praised Amman's role as the "guardian" of the holy sites in Jerusalem. Abdullah's goal, however, is something else. As he openly says, he wants to prevent the "Judaization of Jerusalem" -- which means fighting Israeli sovereignty over the holy city.
During his recent trip to Algeria, Macron, France's first head of state born after the Algerian War, called France's 132-year rule of Algeria "a crime against humanity". The French president had no words of pride for anything the French had done or left behind in Algeria. In an apparent gesture of reconciliation, Macron said that he was "ready" to return to Algeria the skulls of Algerian fighters killed in the 1850s by the French army, which are currently displayed at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris.
This, then, was the balance of Macron's recent frenetic trips to the Arab world: lavish contracts, apologetic words to Islamists, repentance of the French colonial past and silence on anti-Semitism and radical Islam.
Meanwhile, in France, authorities were busy dismantling its Judeo-Christian heritage. A superior court recently ordered the removal of a cross from a statue of the Pope John Paul II in a town in Brittany, because the cross supposedly breached rules on secularism. The Conseil d'État, France's top administrative court, evidently decided that the cross violated a 1905 law imposing the separation of church and state. After that, the same Conseil d'État ordered a Nativity scene in the municipal hall of the town of Béziers to be torn down. Then, Macron's special envoy for heritage, Stéphane Bern, proposed charging a fee to enter French cathedrals and churches -- as if they were museums.
A few days later, however, France's Macron displayed all the double-standards and empty rhetoric of this "secularism". The French authorities allowed Muslims in the Paris suburb of Clichy La Garenne to a hold a mass prayer on the street. That is why 100 French politicians and administrators took to the streets of Paris to protest against these prayers. "Public space cannot be taken over in this way", said Valérie Pécresse, president of the Paris regional council.
That is exactly the tragic dead end of French fake "secularism": it allows public expressions of the Islamic religion in France, but prohibits the Christian ones.
In Paris, Saudi Arabia, a major focus of Macron's foreign policy, is busy these days sponsoring "cultural initiatives". Saudi Arabia has been involved in the renovation of the Institute of the Arab World, located in Paris. Jack Lang, the institute's director, unveiled a plaque of gratitude to Saudi Arabia for the gift of five million euros that the kingdom made to the institute.
Then an unusual event took place in the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the most important site to French Catholics. Beneath its immense vaults, a small group of men in traditional Saudi clothes viewed the sculptures there. The delegation was led by Mohammed al-Issa, Secretary General of the World Islamic League, appointed about a year ago as the head of this organization, based in Mecca and devoted to the promotion of Islam throughout the world. As the newspaper La Croix noted:
"Saudi Arabia is one of the most conservative Muslim countries in the world. No religion other than Islam is recognized there. Clergy other than Muslims do not have the right to practice there and the construction of places of worship other than mosques is prohibited".
So, Christian French authorities are opening their holiest sites to Islamists -- as they do to everyone. These Saudis, however, prohibit others from practicing their faith in Saudi Arabia. This is "French suicide", as Éric Zemmour warns in his most famous book, Le suicide français.
The Saudi crown prince just bought Leonardo da Vinci's painting "Salvator Mundi," for a record $450 million at auction last month. Then, the United Arab Emirates tweeted that the painting "is coming to the Louvre Abu Dhabi", recently opened by Macron. What else of its heritage will Europe now sell?
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