Here is a link to the letter: Open Letter to President Donald Trump from the Carlo Maria Vigano, Archbishop of Ulpiana. It’s well worth our time.
- We’re undergoing a fight against evil on many levels, which is going to continue.
- The part of Vigano’s letter on the Deep State and Deep Church is interesting. Is it a collusion? It seems so in the case of the Orthodox Church.
- Solzhenistyn: “To destroy a people, you must first sever their roots.”
- People disconnected from their roots can be manipulated and cease to have any autonomy. It’s what happened when Russians were cut off from their millennial past to become part of scientific communism in the Bolshevik Revolution of 1917.
- Vigano’s language is powerful: he talks about an existential structure/battle between absolute forces of Darkness and Light. He connects this to other issues, including Trump’s defense of the ‘good’ side. He’s supporting Trump politically. It’s a powerful letter.
- Vigano was the Pope’s ambassador to United States until 2016.
- Deep Church: Both Catholic and Orthodox churches have become part of a political process.
- Trump signalled this letter on Twitter and must be getting a boost from it. It enables him to reach out to Catholic voters, and lets him know he’s an important piece in the overall puzzle, that he represents morality and the Christian message. Having had four years of continuous and relentless criticism, Trump must feel hugely comforted.
- On European protests, see the article below by Jonathan Turley. France understands through its revolution, where history was erased, monuments destroyed and people murdered, that it’s important to hang onto your history. Kudos to globalist Macron for not removing monuments. The UK does not have this painful revolutionary experience to call on.
- Why not knock down everything that has any historical connection???
- Artworks of the 1920s and 1930s in the Soviet Union showed that they had this type of history-erasing tendency. Some of the soviet leaders refused to go that far. Sadiq Khan, however, wants to go even further! The French Reign of Terror during the French Revolution shows that this is entirely the wrong thing to do.
- Now there are those recommending the abolition of The Guardian. Why not the BBC, too? Let’s do away with everything and start anew. That is the logical conclusion of Sadiq Khan’s position, to cover up London’s statues and monuments.
- This is a type of Year Zero operation, which the communist Khmer Rouge implemented.
- If you cut off a country from its past, including the unpleasant parts, then how could people understand their errors? How can slavery be understood if you erase its existence?
- This is a transhumanist agenda where we’re being reduced to mere items and pixels, where we have no other form of meaningful existence. It’s extraordinary that people in the US and UK are talking about this ahistorical existence. But many people are jumping on the bandwagon because they’re too frightened to oppose it.
Viganò warns Trump, Khan hates UK history & Macron refuses to kneel to mob (Video)
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 573
The Duran’s Alex Christoforou and Editor-in-Chief Alexander Mercouris discuss the Vigano letter and the different reaction from French President Macron and London Mayor Khan to the SJW, BLM-ANTIFA mob violence and dismantling of history and culture in the UK and France.
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Via Jonathan Turley…
We have been discussing the destruction of public art and historical monuments by mobs who are often allowed to carry out such acts without police intervention, a problem that pre-existed the current protests (here and here and here). It was particularly alarming to see statues defaced or destroyed in London, including bizarrely a statue of Abraham Lincoln. The response in London and Paris is strikingly different but, in this tale of two cities, it is London that seems to be surrendering to the hysteria of the moment.
Protesters often faced no intervention in London as they defaced public art and later London Mayor Sadiq Khan announced that he would yield to demands to take down statues of imperialist figures and create a commission to “review and improve diversity.” In his statement, Khan said that he no longer wanted to see “statues, road names and public spaces reflect a bygone era.” He declared “The Black Lives Matter protests have rightly brought this to the public’s attention, but it’s important that we take the right steps to work together to bring change and ensure that we can all be proud of our public landscape.” To that end, he said that the city would replace historic statuary with black and Asian minority ethnic communities, as well as women, the LGBTQ community and disability groups.
I have previously discussed my love for London and its rich history. As a history nut, walking around London is an overwhelming and inspiring experience. To see the response of Khan to its destruction and his plans to remove historical monuments is terribly distressing. I have long supported adding to historical monuments to bring greater context and diversity. This, however, seems like a pledge to remove history, literally, from the streets of London.
Over in Paris, the response has been very different from French President Emmanuel Macron who vowed to stand with history and resist efforts to down statues of controversial or colonial-era figures. Macron showed incredible courage in refusing to rewrite the history of France and declared “the republic will not erase any trace, or any name, from its history … it will not take down any statue.” Instead, he insisted that “We should look at all of our history together with lucidity.”
I would not only say lucidity but logic. Paris and London are magnificent examples of the history of civilization, struggling with our best and worst motivations. The public art is a reminder of that history. We should work together to understand it, not rewrite it. Yet as discussed today, we have professors and teachers leading the mob in tearing down monuments and public art.
I have been highly critical of Macron for his anti-free speech efforts. However, he deserves praise for this principled stand, which must be very difficult for him in Paris where mobs have demanded the destruction of public art and monuments.
So there you have it. Two cities and one profile of courage. As Charles Dickens wrote:
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the season of darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
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