A contractor at one of Volkswagen’s production plants in Germany has been killed after a robot grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate.
A robot has killed a 22-year-old contractor at a Volkswagen plant in Baunatal, about 100 kilometers (62 miles) north of the German city of Frankfurt, media reports said.
According to Volkswagen spokesman Heiko Hillwig, the contractor was part of a team that was setting up the robot when it grabbed and thrust him to death against a metal slab.
June 27, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
The controversy surrounding the Confederate flag has crossed all reasonable boundaries. Apple, due to mass refusal to use the Civil war symbols of the South, is blocking the images of the flag on the App Store. It’s hard to blame the company, rather we are talking about mass hysteria in the American society.
There are many symbols which cause negative associations with citizens of certain countries. Moreover, there are attributes, which the majority of people consider the embodiment of evil. Example – the flag of Germany during the Third Reich. However, nobody has thought to completely banish these symbols. They may be prohibited by law, but if they are part of a historical reconstruction, for example in games or film, they are used freely. Otherwise, we will just forget our history.
But the Confederate flag, which was just a banner of one of the armies of the South during the events of the 60-ies of the XIX century, suddenly became a taboo in the worst sense of the word. Two weeks ago in the town of Charleston a man named Dylan Ruth broke into a church and killed 9 people. He admitted that he was motivated by racial hatred. Since February the American published calls for the massacre of black compatriots in social networks.
Then the retailers decided to block the sale of the flag – Amazon, Wal-Mart, eBay, Sears… It was somehow possible to justify, just as the ban of the symbols of the South, represented at public institutions of some American states.
But today’s news only makes you shake your head. Apple, fearing for its reputation, decided to remove the Confederate flag from the iTunes App Store. Since then, several game developers on historical subjects reported that their content has been blocked and is no longer distributed through the Apple online platform.
Yesterday Obama supported the decision of the authorities of several states to remove the Confederate flag from state buildings. It is not clear why this is done. The flag did not offend blacks for a century and a half, and now suddenly it is insulting? And the war between the North and the Southern separatists was not for the freedom of blacks, but for the territorial integrity of the United States. The liberation of the blacks, whom the northerners feared, despised and hated even more than the southerners (this is well shown even in the classic ladies novel “Gone With the Wind”) was needed solely to undermine the economy of the South and for the industrial North to receive the disenfranchised and low-paid workforce.
It is clear that the decision to ban the Confederate flag will not calm down the radically-minded blacks, because they hate whites not for the flag, but for skin color. But it will really enrage the residents of the Southern states – at least the northerners used to try not to humiliate the southerners. And now they are trampling on their flag, and even with a black President!
But this is not enough. Yesterday the U.S. Supreme court ruled that every American state must register gay marriages. And the authorities of the 15 states, where this mockery of morality was banned, now do not have the right to reject the official registration. And among the states which used to be against it, is the backbone of the Confederacy – Arkansas, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Virginia, Missouri, Louisiana, – and Texas. Now the authorities of those states are put in a desperate situation – either to refuse and violate Federal law, or to follow the law, but mock the will of their own citizens and violate the God’s commandments.
Question – what for? Almost on the same day the Southern symbols are trampled and their traditional moral principles insulted. For what? Just stupidity? Or is Obama deliberately fomenting a civil war?
And what about his Russian policy? In order to maximally prevent Putin from reviving the country and strengthening our power, it would have been enough for the Americans to just be friends with us. Praise, present the politicians with various awards, invite to all sorts of useless gatherings like G8, and not throw us out of there. But Obama made a terrific gift for Putin – started to behave aggressively. American advisers, who know well that the cold war was won by flattery and bribery, should have been horrified and explained to the black guy that he is doing an invaluable, incredible service to his geopolitical opponent, helping Russia mobilize. Of the 89 percent of Putin’s approval rating a good 20 percent (with all due respect to the President) was clocked by the US leadership with their demonstratively aggressive actions. Why?
I will not be surprised if in a secret award article, submitted by the FSB for the signature of the Russian President, among other heroes, there is a modest major Obama. It’s a joke, of course. But it can be assumed that a humble Kenyan simply hates the U.S. state and is deliberately working for its destruction. Well, the better for us – we had Yakovlev, Shevardnadze and Gorbachev, they have Obama and some people standing behind him. Nature loves balance.
|Vanga’s prophecy: “The black one will be the last one”
“Black President election will destroy USA”
Baba Vanga prophesied: 44th US president would be black and bring crises
Baba Vanga prophesied even that the 44th US president would be black and he would be “the last one.” She went on, saying that at the time of his stepping into office, there would be a spectacular economic crisis. Everyone will put their hopes in him to end it, but the opposite will happen; he will bring the country down and conflicts between north and south states will escalate. Many articles were written about that:
Vanga mentioned the possibility for the situation to escalate to a third world war in which the nuclear bomb would be used again. Yet, she predicts also a bright responsibilities for the future, “After 2000 there will be no flood, instead we will see peace and prosperity”, Vanga said. But humanity must recognize and accept the guidance of this Messianic personality.
Black President election will destroy USA”
(“Everything will melt away like ice yet the glory of Vladimir , the glory of Russia are the only things that will remain. Russia will not only survive, it will dominate the world. (1979)”)
Legendary Bulgarian prophetess Vanga predicted most horrible catastrophes
Her most shocking prediction was made in 1980. The blind old woman said: “At the turn of the century, in August of 1999 or 2000, Kursk will be covered with water, and the whole world will be weeping over it.”
The prediction did not make any sense back then. Twenty years on, it made a horrifying sense. A Russian nuclear submarine perished in an accident in August of 2000. The sub was named after the city of Kursk , which by no means could have been covered with water.
Does the gift of foreseeing really exist?
Gone with a tornado
Vanga (Vangelia) Pandeva was born on January 31, 1911 . She died on August 11, 1996 . She lived in the city of Petrich , Bulgaria . She was buried in a churchyard of the Saint Petca Bulgarian Church in the Rupite region.
Vanga lost her sight when she was 12. She was swept away by a mighty tornado. Later she was found alive, covered with dirt and stones, with sand in her eyes. She became blind as a result.
Vanga started making predictions when she was 16. She helped her father find a sheep stolen from the flock. She provided a detailed description of a yard where the animal was being hidden by the thieves. Her powers of foreseeing took shape after she turned 30.
Many a statesman visited Vanga. Adolf Hitler called on her one day. He left her house looking rather upset.
“Numerous catastrophes and disasters will shake the world. The mentality of the people will change. They will be divided by their faith…” (date unknown)
Happened as predicted. Bad times have arrived. Something is happening to the mentality of the people. Out time is rife with catastrophes and disasters e.g. last year’s tsunami, which clamed thousands of lives. We might as well cite numerous terrorist attacks and ethnic riots
“We are witnessing the events of paramount significance. Two big leaders shook hands.
(manifest reference to Gorbachev and Reagan). But we have to wait for a long time before the Eighth One will come forth and sign a final peace agreement on Earth.” (January 1988)
The predictions are beginning to come true with regard to the Eighth One at the very least.
By the way, during the Yeltsin presidency, Vanga already hinted at the next Russian president though she never called him by the name. “It will be a totally new figure. Zyuganov and Lebed are ruled out.” The Eighth One has already arrived: Russia joined the Group of Seven. Now it is the G-8. Making peace all over the word should be the next step.
“Everything will melt away like ice yet the glory of Vladimir , the glory of Russia are the only things that will remain. Russia will not only survive, it will dominate the world. (1979)
Still has to come true. At the same time, Russia did survive. The prediction was made in Soviet times when just a few people were using the term “ Russia .” It remains to be seen which Vladimir Vanga referred to. There are three real candidates: The Prince Vladimir, Vladimir Lenin, and our current president a.k.a. the Eighth One.
“The trains will start flying in 2018. They will be powered by the Sun. Earth will take a rest since they will stop extracting oil.” (1960)
The prediction is about to come true. Scientists intend to extract helium-3 from the lunar soil. The plans regarding helium production on the Moon were made public a few days ago. Helium-3 is both a product of the solar activity and a fuel for nuclear reactors. Nuclear reactors will produce electricity to power “flying trains.”
A piece of advice from Vanga
“Never take on the fools. They are not so dangerous as they seem, do not try to change them. Morons can do you more harm. The can do something that will cause quite a stir among all the people.”
Vanga: Russia will be world’s only superpower
On January 31st, legendary Bulgarian mystic and clairvoyant Vanga would celebrate her 100th anniversary. Vanga became world-known for her incredibly precise prophesies which she made in many fields, including politics.
Vangelia Pandeva Dimitrova’s interest in politics was not incidental. She was born on the territory of modern Macedonia – the land which was an apple of discord for years between Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria and Serbia. Her native land experienced two World Wars in which the Bulgarians and the Serbs were struggling in different camps.
Vanga settled in Bulgaria’s Petrich during the 1930s, where she predicted the beginning of WWII. Her fame spread very quickly throughout Bulgaria, and one day she was visited by King Boris III. Vanga warned the king against Bulgaria’s participation in the war. Bulgarian politicians did not listen: the country joined Hitler and then found itself among the defeated. It was only the post-war patronage of the USSR that rescued Bulgaria from the territorial dismemberment.
The Bulgarian politicians, who visited Vanga, spread the news about the prophetess to their counterparts from other countries. As a result, Vanga became known in the whole world. The list of events, which she predicted so precisely, is really impressive.
King Boris III visited her again in 1942 and 1943. The blind woman (she was in her thirties back then) told the king that he would die on August 28, 1943. In February of 1943 she told the king that she could see a red flag above his palace. Her predictions came true. King Boris III died on August 28, and the red flag was raised above Sofia in the autumn of 1944. Bulgaria became a socialist country.
In socialist Bulgaria, where Vanga spent most of her life, people treated clairvoyants and mystics mostly negatively. Communists believed that Vanga was spreading superstitions, distracting people from the building of socialism. In the autumn of 1952, the prophetess found herself in big trouble when she said that Josef Stalin would go into the nether world. Vanga was jailed as a result of that prediction, albeit not for long.
The prophesy came true – the Soviet generalissimo died indeed. Stalin’s death did not save the prophetess from political persecution, though. The fact that Vanga was a native of Macedonia (Yugoslavia) was haunting the minds of Bulgarian special services. Bulgaria was having very tense relations with Josip Broz Tito’s Yugoslavia, which gave Bulgarian secret service a reason to believe that the prophetess was an agent of the western neighbor.
During the 1970s, Bulgarian special services continued to collect compromising materials against Vanga. They searched her home once and found 90,000 levs, which was a huge amount of money for a socialist country. Vanga was not jailed, but she was described in reports as an underdeveloped and impudent woman.
There were high-ranking officials in the country, who defended Vanga. Many in Bulgaria still remember the story when an official lost his briefcase with important documents. The police and the special services could not find the case, so they had to ask Vanga’s help. The case was found, and the prophetess was awarded with a letter of gratitude.
In general, one may say that the authorities of socialist Bulgaria treated Vanga differently. On the one hand, the communist ideology made the authorities struggle against the “witch.” On the other hand, the local elite realized that they could make profit on Vanga. Special services took her visitors under control and began to collect 10 levs from Bulgarian and $50 – from foreign visitors. Economists calculated that Vanga brought 9 million levs to the Bulgarian treasury.
In 1967, Vanga was employed for a non-existent position as a “state official.” Her life took such a turn owing to the efforts taken by the daughter of then Bulgarian leader Todor Zhivkov, Lyudmila Zhivkova. Lyudmila was interested in esoteric teachings and visited the prophetess many times. Lyudmila enjoyed great popularity in the country. She developed a very warm friendship with Vanga herself.
In the beginning of 1979 Vanga said that Lyudmila Zhivkova would die in a car accident. Special services tried to prevent the tragedy, but it did not help. Zhivkova survived the car accident, but then died two years later.
In 1987, when Todor Zhivkov was still ruling the country, Vanga predicted major changes for the nation to come. She said that Bulgaria would soon have another leader, a prominent scientist, who would not be a proponent of Lenin’s doctrine. In 1992, Bulgarian philosopher Zhelyu Zhelev came to power in the country. The socialist regime in Bulgaria collapsed, and the country continued its development following EU and NATO standards.
Vanga was predicting major political events happening in the whole world. She predicted the incursion of Soviet troops in Czechoslovakia, the assassinations of US President John F. Kennedy, Indian prime ministers Indira and Rajiv Gandhi, the collapse of Anastasio Somoza’s dictatorship in Nicaragua and many other historic events.
Nowadays, many Russians wonder if Vanga’s prophecy about Russia is going to come true some day or not. In 1979, during her meeting with writer Valentin Sidorov, Vanga said: “All will thaw, as if ice, only one remain untouched – Vladimir’s glory, glory of Russia. Too much it is brought in a victim. Nobody can stop Russia. All will be removed by her from the way and not only will be kept, but also becomes the lord of the world.”
Before her death in 1996, Vanga predicted glorious future for Russia again. According to the Bulgarian clairvoyant, Russia will be the world’s only superpower. Specialists calculated that 68 percent of her prophecies had come true. We only can wait and see if her other prophecies become real or not.
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Scientists have discovered helium gas leaking from a huge fault line on the Earth’s crust in central Los Angeles, a sign that substantially increases the chances of the “big one” – a major earthquake that could inflict unprecedented damage on the Golden State.
Stretching across Southern California, the Newport-Inglewood fault is an ancient subduction zone that was created 30 million years ago when the Pacific plate collided with the North American plate. Scientists believed the subduction zone to be relatively shallow due to its old age.
However, in a recent study, geologists found evidence of helium leaking from the fault, suggesting the zone was much deeper and has the potential to produce an earthquake of magnitude 8 or higher.
UC Santa Barbara Jim Boles examined gas samples collected from two dozen oil wells from LA’s Westside to Newport Beach in Orange County, along a 3-mile stretch of the Newport-Inglewood fault.
I have no doubt in my mind either that Russia was probably mixed up in all of this, I just can’t quite put my finger on it yet. You know it was, you just know it.
The American flag is also in danger at this point, however the indian holocaust is not mentioned in the top ten even.
Of course we all know what went on at the coliseum in Rome. All of those Christians were fed to the lions. No way this edifice stands for much longer. Finishing off the lions who are already an endangered species might be a plan also.
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The holy see of course soon realized all they had to do was rearrange the message a bit and lo and behold they had a program to control the masses and keep the empire together that was out of this world. It morphed into the Brotherhood of the bell.
Then there is that star of david flag. We know the ancient Hebrews finished off the Amorites (a “white” tribe in the area) by feeding 6 million of them into the ovens. It says so right there in the old testament. It was one of those forgotten holocausts. Might want to make the number 6 disappear also as it is always associated with bad news. We need to probably give this one a break however as it simply a lifted Vedic symbol of tantric sex going back 7 thousand years.
German is not set to allow Mein Kampf back on the bookshelves for sale. How quirky is that?
Of course we could go on and on with this comedy but we all see the how ridiculous it is and of course the PTB want ethnic confrontation at this point. We know what really happened1
In 1830, a fourth of the free Negro slave masters in South Carolina owned 10 or more slaves; eight owning 30 or more.
According to federal census reports, on June 1, 1860 there were nearly 4.5 million Negroes in the United States, with fewer than four million of them living in the southern slaveholding states.
Of the blacks residing in the South, 261,988 were not slaves. Of this number, 10,689 lived in New Orleans. Black Duke University professor John Hope Franklin recorded that in New Orleans over 3,000 free Negroes owned slaves, or 28 percent of the free Negroes in that city.
In 1860 there were at least six Negroes in Louisiana who owned 65 or more slaves. The largest number, 152 slaves, were owned by the widow C. Richards and her son P.C. Richards, who owned a large sugar cane plantation.
Another Negro slave magnate in Louisiana, with over 100 slaves, was Antoine Dubuclet, a sugar planter whose estate was valued at (in 1860 dollars) $264,000.
In Charleston, South Carolina in 1860, 125 free Negroes owned slaves; six of them owning 10 or more. Of the $1.5 million in taxable property owned by free Negroes in Charleston, more than $300,000 represented slave holdings. In North Carolina 69 free Negroes were slave owners.
“Tens of Yemeni citizens have been infected with deadly HIV and hepatitis viruses after using the drugs aid cargo sent by the king of the enemy state, Saudi Arabia,” Yemeni Medical source Dr. Hassan Karim told FNA on Sunday.
Asked if independent international bodies have confirmed the test results, the renowned specialist lamented that the World Health Organization has also confirmed the drugs were infected with AIDS virus.
Dr. Karim said that he and Yemeni physicians have found out all the drugs had come from Saudi Arabia.
Saudi Arabia has been bombing Yemen in the last 95 days to bring its ally, fugitive president Mansour Hadi, back to power.
The airstrikes have so far claimed the lives of more than 4,736 civilians, mostly women and children.
According to a recent report by Freedom House Foundation, most of the victims of the deadly Al Saud campaign are civilians, including a large number of women and children.
While the aftershocks of last Friday’s putrid “Supreme” Court earthquake ruling that sexual deviants (not ‘gay’) have a constitutional “right” to “dignity” and can get married are still rippling across this country, now is not the time to throw in the towel.
Yes, useful fools in the media are drooling and that includes mega FOX News star, Megyn Kelly. She has been a long time supporter of “rights” for sexual deviants. Why, Miss Megyn is loved by the sexual deviant crowd! As for FOX News, that network is not fair or balanced. Not on the issue of sexual deviants or what I and other writers on NewsWithViews write about: our disastrous monetary policy, Agenda 21, North American Union, returning to a limited form of republican (not the Republican party, for heaven’s sake!) government, the push for one world government and the truth behind keeping black Americans on the plantation. And if anyone thinks FOX News Network isn’t becoming more pro-sexual deviant, try this on for size:
Bret Baier Confirms Fox News Asked Him to Pull Out of Catholic Legatus Event “Update: in an email sent to a subscriber to AFTAH’s e-newsletter, Bret Baier confirmed that his employer, Fox News, had asked him to pull out as a speaker at the Legatus summit. Baier said he agreed with the decision. Correction: we failed to note that Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the Archdiocese of New York joined Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal as among the original “big-name” speakers who did NOT pull out of the Legatus event.”
While it greatly pained me, I caught some of Megyn Kelly’s show last Friday evening. A clip of the plaintiff in the case talking about how much he loved a man. Kelly about swooned when she said, “How can yo deny that”? or words to that effect.
Well, Megyn, perhaps you might spend some time on your show talking about promoting HIV/AIDS and the dozens of ‘lavender diseases’ spread by homosexuals. Talk about their health problems like long term bowel movement sex causes them to wear diapers because they can no longer hold their bowels in check (Wait Gunny – I Have to Change My Diaper); don’t forget some of them use what is called a ‘butt plug”. Sodomy is a national health issue in this country, yet supporters of sexual deviants and their dangerous lifestyles never is even hinted at.
As a matter of fact, if you’re a doctor and bring up the subject, the PC fools out there in positions of power will try to destroy you:
Doc faces boot for citing ‘gay’ health dangers – ‘This is almost a fascist effort at mind control’
“Dr. Paul Church, a veteran urologist who has been on the staff of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for nearly 30 years, is appealing a board decision against him, and is planning for a hearing in July on his fight over his right to warn people that the facts prove “gay” sex is a dangerous lifestyle. Church, who also is a member of the Harvard Medical School Facility and has conducted life-saving research on diagnosing bladder and prostate cancer, told WND, “It is incredible to think they would be able to silence me and revoke my ability to be on the staff as a result of my raising valid health concerns over a risky lifestyle.”
“He continued, “This is almost a fascist effort at mind control.” The facts, he said, are on his side. “Although it has declined over the past few decades, two-thirds of all new HIV/AIDS infections in the U.S. are the result of men having sex with men. Fifty percent of ‘gay’ men will be infected with HIV by age 50. Those numbers are out there and they are staggering,” he said. But the facts that Church has used, from the Centers for Disease Control, appear to matter little in the case, he suggested.”
Here’s a doctor who wants his patient to know that his decision to engage in bowel movement sex (let’s not forget “fisting” where “lovers” shove their fist up each other’s rectum to ‘stretch the anus’ for more “enjoyable” sex in each other’s poop) has serious consequences and what happens? He’s about to lose his job – just like too many Americans now driven out of business because of the vicious agenda of sexual deviants of all flavors. Let’s not forget children adopted by sexual deviants which I consider child abuse:
I receive some of the most vile hate mail everytime I bring out facts about sexual deviants (having sex in each other’s poop). What they don’t understand is like the doctor above, I want homosexuals to live and not die a horrible death from AIDS or be forced to wear diapers like a baby or take a million pills to get rid of their diseases all caused by their personal behavior. I feel nothing but sorry for people who have bought into the propaganda they were “born that way”. But, in today’s decaying society, that’s hate talk.
Nor do any of the money anchors on any of the networks talk about the scientific fact that sexual deviants are NOT born that way. Sexual deviants are not born that way like a person’s skin color. Elton John was once married to a woman. If Elton John was “born that way” and had no choice in the matter and could only be attracted to men, he would never have married a woman. Dr. Alveda King, niece of Martin Luther King cannot change the color of her skin anymore than I can mine.
Crisis actor can’t stop laughing during interview, similar to the clowns at Sandy Hook.
Cop by the casket will not let people touch the wax body of Pinckney. Shot up presidents don’t get this much security.
Bear in mind the Sandy Hook School, not used in two years was full of asbestos. The AME church in Charleston was said to be termite riddled. Is Geico handling this.
|Dutchess Maria Vladimirovna|
June 23, 2015
Translated by Kristina Rus
Deputies believe that in a crisis the return of the Imperial dynasty will become a symbol of revival of spiritual power of the country
Members of the house of Romanov’s were offered to return to Russia. A deputy of legislative assembly of Leningrad region, Vladimir Petrov, sent the appropriate address to the official members of the Romanov family, permanently residing abroad, – Duchess Maria Vladimirovna in Spain and Prince Dmitry Romanovich in Denmark (copies of the letters were obtained by “Izvestia”). Deputies intend to develop a draft law establishing a special status of members of the Royal family and providing for their return. In particular, the official residence of the Romanov’s could become one of the abandoned palaces in St. Petersburg or Crimea.
“Your Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna! — the deputy addressed the head of the Imperial house of Romanov. — Throughout the history of their reign, the Imperial dynasty of the Romanov’s was one of the foundations of Russian statehood… Today, a difficult process of restoring Russia’s greatness and its return to world influence is underway. I am sure that at this crucial historic moment, members of the Imperial House of Romanov can’t stay away from processes taking place in Russia”.
Petrov is confident that “the return of the descendants of the last Russian Tsar to their historic homeland will contribute to the smoothing of political contradictions in the country, remaining from the time of the October revolution, and will become a symbol of revival of the spiritual power of the peoples of Russia”.
The MP believes that the Romanovs could participate in public ceremonies.
“Descendants of the Royal family can play an important symbolic role in the life of Russian society . As in many European countries, the Romanovs could become a symbol of preservation of traditions and national culture,” – the statement says.
The legislative assembly of the Leningrad region is planning to develop a draft law “On special status of members of the Royal family” in the near future, to create conditions for the return of the descendants of the Romanovs. For example, the official residence of the Romanovs in Russia is proposed to be one of the palaces in the suburbs of St. Petersburg or Crimea.
— To this day many beautiful Royal palaces in the suburbs are empty or misused. I think if one of these palaces in Leningrad region would be used as the official residence of the Royal family, it will only be for the better, – says Petrov.
According to him, the residence can be arranged in Ropshinsky, Pavlovsky palaces near St. Petersburg or in Livadia Palace in Crimea.
The Director of the office of the head of Russian Imperial house of Romanov, Alexander Zakatov, said that representatives of the House are ready to move to Russia.
— The Imperial house has repeatedly stated that it is ready to return to Russia for permanent residence, our representatives often visit Russia and strive to move, – he says. — Duchess Maria Vladimirovna could return at any moment as a private person, but she is the head of the Imperial house and has responsibility before the ancestors, and her return must be appropriate. She does not claim any property nor political powers and privileges, but wants that, as in most countries of the world, the Imperial house could be a historical institution and part of historical heritage. It is a cultural recognition, but it must be expressed through a legal instrument. Only then will the Imperial house move. Currently in Russia there is not even a place of residence for the members of the house.
Zakatov also fears that the Romanovs will be drawn into a political game in Russia.
— The Imperial house is not involved in any political struggle. There are some circles which would like its involvement, such as the monarchists or the opposition. Therefore if a return occurs without a legal status, then there is ground for political speculation, – he says.
In addition, according to the director of the office, the return of all the Romanovs may even harm Russia.
— Around the world, there are thousands or even tens of thousands of descendants who are not members of the Imperial house. This is a wide circle, and it is unclear whether Russia will benefit from them. There are those who long ago broke away from the Imperial house, they don’t speak Russian, and profess another religion. The status of the House of Romanov is based on the dynastic law. Family law, established by Emperor Paul in 1797, always indicates a person with rights and duties of the head of the house, those who are members, who has what titles, etc.
Note that now there are two main branches of the Romanov family — Kirillovichs and Nikolaevichs. The first call themselves “The Imperial house in exile”, headed by Maria Vladimirovna, the second is the association of descendants of the house of Romanov, headed by Prince Nicholas Romanovich. According to the professor of the School of Historical Sciences of the Higher School of Economics, Oleg Budnitskiy, the legitimate heirs to the throne are the Kirillovichs.
— After the murder of the Royal family, the legitimate heir, according to the law of succession, became Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, who at the time lived in Germany. He proclaimed himself “Emperor in exile” in 1924. But he was not popular at the house of the Romanovs, although genealogically he was the heir. From him stemmed the branch of the Kirillovichs, who are the heirs to the Russian throne, – says the historian. — After the revolution, the Romanovs ended up in different countries — Germany, France, England, Denmark, where today their descendants continue to live. In 1990’s the idea about their return was popular. They often come and participate in events, they are welcomed at the high level.
The head of the Institute of Political Studies, Sergei Markov said that the return of the Romanovs in no way will affect the mood of citizens.
— In most countries the population has no respect for Imperial houses, with the exception of the UK and the Netherlands, – he says. — In Russia, the Romanovs are viewed as either innocent victims because of the execution by the Bolsheviks, or traitors, who in the critical years of the Tsarist monarchy behaved irresponsibly. Many believe that the abdication of Nicholas II led to the civil war.
|The children of the last Royal family|
The Secret Police in Orwell’s dystopian society were employed by the Ministry of Love. In that ironic designation we find the genuine meaning of the insistent refrain that “love” triumphed when the US Supreme Court consummated the long campaign to bring the most intimate human institution fully under the state’s control.
Those presently celebrating the state’s “affirmation” of same-sex relationships are intoxicated by the knowledge that they are the “who” rather than the “whom” in Lenin’s famous formula (which defines the essential political question as “who does what to whom”). Like countless others they have been beguiled into believing that “liberation” is achieved by identifying with the exercise of state power, rather than being protected against it.
The Stonewall Riot occurred because a minority rebelled against the routine abuses committed by police who used the leverage provided by liquor licenses to justify harassment of people who privately engaged consensual behavior. The movement that coalesced after Stonewall loudly proclaimed the desire to be left alone, even as it was co-opted by the institutionalized “civil rights” movement, which seeks to abolish freedom of association.
That movement is now pursuing that objective with unprecedented vigor.
As the New York Times reports, “gay rights leaders have turned their sights to what they see as the next big battle: obtaining federal, state and local legal protections in employment, housing, commerce and other arenas” – a crusade that will mean constricting the exercise of religious liberty and other elements of property rights.
In 1993, the ACLU supported the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA), which the group recently invoked in a successful defense of the religious liberties of a Sikh serviceman. That case was decided shortly before the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 26 ruling on same-sex marriage, which made it clear that the who/whom polarity had shifted. The ACLU is now demanding modification of the RFRA to allow the federal government to punish businessmen, clergymen, and other people whose exercise of religious freedom is deemed “discriminatory” by the state-licensed custodians of correct sentiments, at least some of whom aren’t content with the piecemeal approach.
Within hours of the Obergefell ruling, New York Times contributor Mark Oppenheimer used a Time magazine op-ed column to demand enactment of a measure that would “abolish, or greatly diminish” the tax-exempt status “for organizations that dissent from settled public policy on matters of race or sexuality.” Invoking the standard collectivist fallacy that the State subsidizes anyone it doesn’t dispossess outright, Oppenheimer groused that conservative churches are among the “rich organizations [that] horde plentiful assets in the midst of poverty.”
Only those organizations offering “an indispensable, and noncontroversial, public good” should be exempt, decrees Commissar Oppenheimer, who like his comrades is serenely confident that the present who/whom alignment can be made permanent.
To him and those of his persuasion, the services of an abortion clinic would likely be regarded as “indispensable and noncontroversial,” and thus worthy of an exemption. Those provided by a crisis pregnancy center offering material aid and moral encouragement to women choosing to give birth would be neither, and thus subject to being pillaged by the IRS — and, most likely, regulated out of existence. Similar outcomes would be imposed on contending activist groups deployed on opposing sides of every culture war fault line.
The power to tax is the power to destroy, and withdrawing the exemption would effectively extinguish religious liberty by replacing it with a revocable state-issued license. The ultimate objective is not co-existence with conservative or traditionalist religious believers, but their subjugation – in the name of “love,” naturally. “Hate” is already being defined as disagreement with “settled public policy,” and it would have no legitimate place in public discourse – or refuge in private life, once privacy had been effectively abolished.
One small but telling illustration of how this will work was provided by a celebratory house editorial published by Regime-centric publication called the Patriot-News.
State-recognized homosexual unions “are now the law of the land,” observed the paper’s editorial collective, announcing that henceforth “we will not publish “op-Eds and letters to the editor in opposition to same-sex marriage … any more than we would publish those that are racist, sexist or anti-Semitic.” An addendum to the online version of that editorial advised readers that “complaining about our moderation policy or comments being deleted” was a violation of the paper’s new “community rules.”
Every publication has an unqualified right to establish and enforce its own rules of rhetorical comity. We shouldn’t be surprised if – or when– the same Progressives who are seeking modifications to the RFRA and an end to tax exemption for non-Progressive religious groups would likewise seek to fashion an exception to the First Amendment for media outlets that publish opinions of the kind the Patriot-News will no longer carry. This would require a comprehensive national inventory of political and cultural opinions – and as something other than luck would have it, the Obama administration is contemplating an initiative of that kind.
During a conversation with Charleston Mayor Joe Riley, Mr. Obama disclosed that the administration “is keen to introduce tough new laws which will force the KKK and other extreme right-wing groups to disclose the identity of their members,” Riley told the Daily Mail of London.
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“One of the things we need to do is for the national government to give resources and expose these hate groups,” Riley elaborated. “We need a national council on these hate groups. The President is talking about that.”
“In America we worship the First Amendment and anybody can say anything they want,” Riley told the paper, a statement anticipating the familiar, self-nullifying use of the conjunction “but.”
“But” – there it is! – “we need to shine the spotlight on them [racists and other extremists, presumably], so at least we know where they are among the public. Neighbors should be able to know that the person living next to them is an absolute bigot.”
Perhaps the administration – which is already seeking to fine-tune to social, economic, and ethnic composition of residential neighborhoods – envisions a comprehensive census of political attitudes, as well. One approach might be to scrutinize social media for postings containing favorable quotes from dissenting opinions in the Obergefell ruling.
Writing in The Daily Beast, LBGT activist Jay Michaelson describes the dissenting opinions in Obergefell, especially that of Antonin Scalia, as “`stochastic terrorism,’ the broadcasting of a message so incendiary as to inspire some `lone wolf’ to violence – if not actual violence, then precisely the kinds of anti-democratic, anti-American defiance we have already seen among some politicians.”
John Roberts, who is obviously no stranger to judicial sophistry, produced a modulated and temperate dissection of the majority’s “act of will.” Scalia, predictably, was gloriously intemperate in assailing the majority’s social re-engineering. Michaelson, who didn’t rebuke the Left for its splenetic reaction to the Hobby Lobby and Citizens United rulings, indicted Roberts and Scalia as accessories before the fact to incipient (albeit unpredictable) acts of domestic terrorism: “It seems inevitable that rhetoric like this will stir the next Confederate flag-waving zealot to an act of, if not domestic terrorism, at least outrageous revolt. How could it be otherwise?”
The only way to forestall such “inevitable” revolt would be to identify and neutralize what were called “socially dangerous persons” under the Soviet Union’s Fundamental Principles of Penal Legislation. Article 58 of the penal code, observes the authoritative Black Book of Communism, dealt with “any activity that, without directly aiming to overthrow or weaken the Soviet regime, was in itself `an attack on the political or economic achievements of the revolutionary proletariat.’ The law thus not only punished intentional transgressions but also proscribed possible or unintentional acts.”
In defining “socially dangerous persons” the Soviet regime used “extremely elastic categories” that permitted pre-emptive incarceration “even in the absence of guilt.” This is because that the Soviet rulers were pleased to call “the law” specified that imprisonment, exile, or execution could be employed as means of “social protection” against “anyone classified as a danger to society, either for a specific crime that has been committed or when, even if exonerated of a particular crime, the person is still reckoned to pose a threat to society.”
In 1935, a figure who became known as “Stalin’s Poison Dwarf” contributed another refinement to the architecture of state terror. Nikolai Yezhov, an intimate associate of Stalin, wrote a pseudo-academic paper contending that any form of political opposition should be treated as incipient terrorism – a position that differs little, in principle, from that of the above-cited Jay Michaelson.
Yezhov had long aspired to become head of the Soviet secret police, and he ascended to that role following the assassination of Stalin’s rival Sergei Kirov, an act of terrorism orchestrated by Stalin himself. This inaugurated a short but bloody period of purges and persecution known as the Yezhovschina – the “Era of Yezhov.” The Poison Dwarf began by denouncing his predecessor as head of the KNVD, Genrikh Yagoda, for his inadequate zeal in identifying and eliminating enemies of the regime. Yezhov’s appetite for bloodshed and oppression grew in crescendo until he, too, was denounced, tortured into multiple confessions, and executed.
Yezhov’s fate offered a stark demonstration of the unyielding reality of the “who/whom” dichotomy, which is best expressed in the words of the Book of Proverbs: “Whoever digs a pit will fall into it, and the stone will come back on whoever starts it rolling” (26:27, ISV). Whatever one’s views of traditional marriage, the ancient wisdom contained in that passage is unassailable – and should be remembered by those who are presently enraptured by the prospect of exercising state power in the name of “love.”