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British Anglicanism, Disinformation and Harry

by Oui Mon Jan 9th, 2023 at 11:49:58 AM EST

Centuries of protecting the Family "Jewels" -- see definition by the CIA.

I am far from a Royalty watcher as I believe in a Republic w/o royalty or influence by any religious group or church.

The British tragedy of Prince Harry and American divorcee Meghan is a cry from someone with a traumatic experience of losing a mom, two weeks before his 13th birthday, missing her dearly with too many questions unanswered. The Anglican clan of the palaces, royalty and foot folk shut like a clam and uses the disinformation capabilities to the fullest.

Harry has run into this brick wall, believes he still belongs to the British Royal family, but has long ago been thrown to the wayside in a medieval practice of shunning, also defined as psychological bullying.

From Monks and Friars ...

Parish Priests and Their People in the Middle Ages in England | Gutenberg Press |

My personal interpretation of some brief history of religious rivalry, a Hundred Years' War and mainly un-Christian acts of violence, torture and ruthlessness. Basic elements can be seen in society and culture today .... the elite as conservationists of a fallacy of exceptionalism that has led to genocide many times over. Dissenters are hung to dry ... in least violent way. Censorship, outcast and disinformation ... rallying the believers.

Personally as a boy I lived as a practicing Catholic in a Protestant neighborhood and witnessed teenage religious clashes between groups. After a truce of some 40 years, my daughter married a [orthodox] Dutch reformed believer. The marriage was blessed in a beautiful setting of an Ecumenical celebration of mass in the medieval university city of Leiden. The overtly narcissistic behaviour of the man started during pregnancy, the foetus was his "possession" and the resulting PPDS ended in divorce as his mother considered illness a punishment from god and her son should separate and take the child. Strict authoritarian behavior of the father with keeping his role as superior leads very often to mental illness by the partner. Works both ways, more often with the male as perpetrator though. I learned much from the case of the Murder of Laci Peterson in Modesto CA in 2002.

The medieval Church: from dedication to dissent | British Library - the Middle Ages |

The Church was the single most dominant institution in medieval life, its influence pervading almost every aspect of people's lives. Its religious observances gave shape to the calendar; its sacramental rituals marked important moments in an individual's life (including baptism, confirmation, marriage, the eucharist, penance, holy orders and the last rites); and its teachings underpinned mainstream beliefs about ethics, the meaning of life and the afterlife. 


The Church aggressively struggled against dissenters within and without: Christians who disagreed with the Church's teachings were considered heretics, and could be physically punished or even killed.

Those of other faiths were also treated harshly. Jews who lived within Christian territories were, at best, tolerated, though episodes of extreme anti-Semitism are numerous; even after Jews were expelled from England by Edward I in 1290, they remained a focus for popular hatred and vilification. The series of Crusades against non-Christians and heretics began in 1095, with an armed mission to the Middle East.

1492 Spain and the Inquisition

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Soteriology and American preachers of salvation by wealth

Prosperity Gospel is a problematic issue for the Evangelical and Pentecostal Christianity, and it is so in at least two perspectives. First, it influences the teaching of many preachers who employ this approach to capture new believers on the one hand, and it is sharply criticised by many prominent Evangelical theologians who regard it as a serious heresy, a deception of many Christians, on the other. Second, it is a matter of profound theological question raised from the very core of Christian faith and asking how to find a delicate balance between Jesus' calling to bear the cross and his blessing from the Sermon on the Mount. The most frequent framework is the one that considers the prosperity gospel [related to Health Care Act] as the distortion of the substantial Evangelical tenets, and that stems from the various ideological and sociological processes in the 19th United States.

Losing Continents One At A Time | diary M.A.D. - March 14, 2022 |

Of course the United States of America has declared the Russian Federation and China adversaries and enemy states. There is no doubt about the intention.

The whole swat of Islamic Losing Continents One At A Time nations -1.5 billion- were repeatedly run over by the empire. On the surface there maybe some cooperation, but there are no warm feelings and certainly no common values.

The old colonial empires of Britain, Dutch, French, German, Italian and Portuguese are and will remain close allies. New Europe are vassal or proxy nations of America. The true friends are the Five Eyes white nations, with Israel, Japan and Marshall Islands.
Turkey is undecided and Central Asia are in the influence sphere of Russia and China.

The Monroe doctrine states are a bit undecided and certainly split on their allegiance to the U.S.

plus posts on the Portuguese Inquisition

Holy Toledo! | @BooMan - Aug 14, 2009 |

First published as a comment over at My Left Wing in a diary: Why We Hate the Poor.

Wow, not much has changed in 528 years of cultivating humanity.

Edict of the Expulsion of the Jews (1492)

You know well or ought to know, that whereas we have been informed that in these our kingdoms there were some wicked Christians who Judaized and apostatized from our holy Catholic faith, the great cause of which was interaction between the Jews and these Christians, in the Cortes of Castile-León which we held in the city of Toledo in the past year of one thousand, four hundred and eighty (1480), we ordered the separation of the said Jews in all the cities, towns and villages of our kingdoms and lordships and [commanded] that they be given Jewish quarters and separated places where they should live, hoping that by their separation the situation would remedy itself. Furthermore, we procured and gave orders that Inquisición should be made in our aforementioned kingships and lordships ...

Social-Democrats and Leftists Need to Fight Back

More on the Inquisition from the diaries ...

A history of the 14th century sketches out a judicial process that helps to illuminate some of our current practices.


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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 9th, 2023 at 11:51:03 AM EST
Safe with DeSantis, a liability in Trump Country.

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 9th, 2023 at 11:52:33 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 9th, 2023 at 11:59:37 AM EST

The All-American schism | Digby's Hullabaloo on January 8, 2023 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 9th, 2023 at 12:01:33 PM EST
About permanent borders, freedom and sovereignty and ICJ ruling ...

Negotiations on Chagos Islands' sovereignty face legal challenge | The Guardian |

Three years before independence, the UK severed the Chagos Islands from the rest of Mauritius so it could lease Diego Garcia to the US for military use. [renamed "Camp Justice"]

The British government then forcibly deported 2,000 Chagossians. A newly published book by the barrister and historian Philippe Sands KC, The Last Colony, chronicles how the British shut down the islands' plantations and cut off food supplies, with families told they had no option but to leave by ship by 27 April 1973 or slowly starve.

An arduous legal dispute has been waged by those seeking the right to return to the islands, culminating in a 2019 ruling by the international court of justice that the continuing British occupation of the islands was illegal.

Legal Consequences of the Separation of the Chagos Archipelago from Mauritius in 1965 | ICJ - The Hague |

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by Oui (Oui) on Tue Jan 10th, 2023 at 03:34:35 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 06:22:03 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 06:23:26 PM EST

Must be an AI algorithm doing the fraud accusation. Machine is always right, we just don"t have the brain engaged or are able to compete.

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 11th, 2023 at 06:25:02 PM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jan 13th, 2023 at 09:22:22 PM EST

My diary about Grenfell ...

Grenfell Disaster: Criminal Neglect Is Manslaughter | Jun 16, 2017 |

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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jan 13th, 2023 at 09:24:26 PM EST
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Sue Fish: the ex-police chief who fights to stop misogynist cops

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 16th, 2023 at 11:35:12 PM EST
Joan Salter - Child Survivor of the Holocaust

On Friday I confronted Suella Braverman's use of hateful language. She refused to apologise.  We must always challenge the language of hate.  The Home Office demanded the video be taken town.  They seem not to realise we are still a democracy.

Toxic language of hate and dehumanization by government officials #xenophobia #Islamophobia #geertwilders #ayaanhirsiali #markrutte #tories

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 09:46:47 AM EST

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 09:48:10 AM EST
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Darn spelling checker mutates Suella ... 🥸

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 10:31:04 AM EST
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By supporting violence -of any sort including a war- the result is fear, insecurity and stress. War racketeering by the very rich, the lower incomes suffer. The Dutch too will see a rising cost of living and new taxation that will come down hard. Living off a pension, a harrowing view of the coming months ..

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by Oui (Oui) on Wed Jan 18th, 2023 at 11:10:30 PM EST
Crusades, 1095 - 1571
Hundred Years' War, 1337 - 1453
Thirty Years' War, 1618 - 1648
Seven Years' War, 1756 - 1763

et voila: Europe war refugees—descendants, heirs, and assignees dragging rotten beefs, constitutional rules, and genocidal mania to the "new world" of wars to end all wars.

by Cat on Mon Jan 23rd, 2023 at 02:10:20 PM EST
The Frisian people were less willing to be converted, they killed an early missionary coming from England St. Boniface by Dokkum (754). In my town of birth, St. Jeroen was martyred by roaming Vikings in 9th century.

The Dutch-Spanish 80 Years War (1568-1648) never ended as it was perpetuated by a split in society with Catholics being subservient to Dutch Reformed, the State religion of the House of Orange.  Not quite as extreme as the Queen in England being the Head of the Anglican Church, but nevertheless.

King William saved the House of Tudor, the North Irish remember by an annual celebration in the Orange Marches.

Catholicism flourished in Southern provinces of Holland, so the Flemish and Walloons (French speaking) found it timely to fight a war for their independence early 19th century. The secession struggle or Belgian Revolution of late 1830.

The Irish too became a bit restless with Protestant rule and took a bit longer to gain independence of Ireland.

Ambassador Mulhall on Black '47: Ireland's Great Famine and its after-effects

Charles Edward Trevelyan, head of the British treasury, or Exchequer, oversaw all Famine measures after the fall of Prime Minister Robert Peel's Conservative administration to the Whigs, led by Lord John Russell. A proponent of letting free markets operate no matter the consequences, Trevelyan shut down Indian corn depots throughout Ireland and banned a ship headed for Ireland with a cargo of corn for the starving populace, asserting that the Irish could not remain "habitually dependent" on the British government and had to learn how to make "Irish property support [redress] Irish poverty."

Up to one million Irish died of starvation or approx. 12% of the population.

Conflict between landlords and tenants simmered throughout the early 19th century, often escalating to the level of a rural insurgency during the for instance the 'Rockite' rebellion of the 1820s; a protest movement against raised rents and evictions and the 'Tithe War'

of the 1830s, in which the mostly Catholic peasantry violently resisted the collection of tithes or taxes to the Protestant Church of Ireland.

The Impact of British Colonialism on Irish Catholicism and National Identity: Repression, Reemergence, and Divergence

After the reformation and beeldenstorm [think Taliban], Catholics were banned from their churches and went underground for centuries in back rooms and attics: clandestine devotion in Amsterdam.

There was no religious freedom and Dutch Catholics gained the right to practice their religion in public early in 20th century and also freedom of education. The first fifty years were marked by a segregated society. Protestants would not buy groceries in shops owned by Catholics and vice versa. A deep division where still some scars are present today.

King Willem Alexander learned from his grandfather Prince Bernhard never except less as prerogatives are part of the position #lockheedbribes #evaperon #Zorreguieta

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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 23rd, 2023 at 05:25:33 PM EST
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and "Indian" potatoes transplants from the "new world"

< wipe tears >

by Cat on Mon Jan 23rd, 2023 at 06:35:09 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Mon Jan 23rd, 2023 at 07:06:40 PM EST
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by Oui (Oui) on Fri Jan 27th, 2023 at 04:16:49 PM EST
That was my Z-informant's nursery for basement-dwelling Waldorf-Emilia Reggio-Montessori mixed media early childhood development.

Have we got pleasant memories passing through Primrose Park ...

by Cat on Fri Jan 27th, 2023 at 05:05:53 PM EST
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