Priests & Politicians – The Mafia of The Soul – 2020

Priests & Politicians: The Mafia of the Soul

“These politicians and these priests have been constantly in conspiracy, working together hand in hand. The politician has the political power; the priest has the religious power. The politician protects the priest, the priest blesses the politician – and the masses are exploited, sucked; their blood is sucked by both.”1 Osho

See also:

Osho: Only One Thing Can Prevent Politicians From Destroying the World
Democracy – The Primary Fatal Flaw
Democracy – Towards a Democratic Meritocracy
Mother Teresa: Deceiver, Charlatan, and Hypocrite
Time to Move Over, Old Man
A Complete Democracy Is Impossible without Economic Equality – Osho

We are asking three questions:

  • One, if this is illegal, why is no one prosecuted?
  • Two, if it is legal, who made those laws?
  • Three, then whose action or inaction allowed those lawmakers to have that power?

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December 31, 2020
Nations in Transit 2020 – Dropping the Democratic Facade in Europe and Eurasia
“A growing number of leaders in Central and Eastern Europe have dropped even the pretense of playing by the rules of democracy.” – Freedom House

December 30, 2020
25 Days That Changed the World: How Covid-19 Slipped China’s Grasp
“Beijing acted against the coronavirus with stunning force, as its official narratives recount. But not before a political logjam had allowed a local outbreak to kindle a global pandemic…. But Mr. Xi’s speech foreshadowed what was to come — rewriting the history of the crisis even as it was happening. – New York Times

December 29, 2020
Alexei Navalny to be investigated by Russian authorities over alleged fraud
“The prominent Kremlin critic, poisoned in August, is under investigation for allegedly mishandling $5m private donations…. ‘They are trying to put me behind bars for failing to die and continuing to hunt for my killers and for proving that Putin was behind it,’ Navalny tweeted.” – The Guardian

December 29, 2020
China jails citizen journalist for four years over Wuhan coronavirus reports
“Citizen journalist Zhang Zhan was sentenced to four years in prison in Shanghai on Monday for her reporting on the coronavirus pandemic in central Chinese city of Wuhan early this year… She was one of the few citizen journalists in China to report on the early experiences of people in Wuhan during the city’s lockdown. The others have either been detained or ordered to stop their online reporting.” – South China Morning Post

December 29, 2020
Australia’s billionaires became 50% richer during pandemic
“The combined worth of Australian billionaires was assessed to be 52.4% higher this week than at the same time last December. By comparison, billionaires in the US and UK recorded an increase of about 25% over the same period, the Bloomberg index shows.” – The Guardian

December 28, 2020
Ted Cruz Got $35 Million For Billionaire Fracking Donors In Last COVID-19 Aid: Report
“The senator’s push was criticized as a massive taxpayer-backed payoff to major campaign contributors. As President Donald Trump complains about ‘pork’ in the current COVID-19 relief package, The Wall Street Journal reports that the last time around, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) helped manipulate the aid program to get $35 million for Texas billionaire fracking brothers who are major Cruz contributors.” – HuffPost

December 28, 2020
Loujain al-Hathloul: Saudi woman activist jailed for five years
A prominent Saudi female activist, who campaigned for women’s right to drive, has been sentenced to more than five years in prison. Loujain al-Hathloul, 31, has already been in a maximum security prison for two and a half years…. Hathloul’s family says she was held incommunicado for three months following her arrest, and that she was subjected to electric shocks, whippings, and sexual harassment. They also allege that she was offered freedom if she agreed to say she was not tortured.” – BBC News

December 28, 2020
Mormon Church Sued For Allegedly Covering Up Boy Scouts Sex Abuse
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was hit with several lawsuits Monday for allegedly covering up decades of sexual abuse among Boy Scout troops in Arizona…. the church believes that same-sex intimacy is a sin…. Around 90,000 sexual abuse claims have been filed against the Boy Scouts. – HuffPost

December 28, 2020
China Jails Citizen-Journalist For 4 Years Over Wuhan Reports On Virus
“Zhang Zhan’s firsthand accounts from crowded hospitals and empty streets painted a more dire picture of the pandemic epicenter than the official narrative… handed a four-year jail term… on grounds of ‘picking quarrels and provoking trouble,’ her lawyer said…. Detained in mid-May, she went on a hunger strike in late June, court documents seen by Reuters say. Her lawyers told the court that police strapped her hands and force-fed her with a tube.” – HuffPost

December 24, 2020
‘Trapped’: The American women and girls forced into marriage
Women and girls are still being coerced into abusive marriages, including many under the age of 18. Between 2000 and 2015, more than 200,000 children were married in the US, where some states still allow it.” – Aljazeera

December 24, 2020
The Triumph of Kleptocracy
“With Manafort’s pardon, kleptocracy has successfully waited out its enemies. Under Donald Trump, the corruption of New Britain, the symbiosis of a criminal syndicate and government, has gone national. After years of omertà, Paul Manafort is howling for joy.” – The Atlantic

December 23, 2020
Pardons sink Trump further into swamp of his own shamelessness
“President sanctions first federal execution of a woman in 67 years – but war criminals, fraudsters and Russia-linked cronies go free… Trump’s motivation had less to do with the quality of mercy than a boundless quantity of shamelessness. In his binary worldview people on death row must face implacable justice but those who pass his loyalty test have a ticket to freedom.” – The Guardian

December 22, 2020
The Emiratis in Jerusalem are a slap in the face for Palestinians
“Emiratis are now allowed to visit Israel with ease, but we still have no freedom of movement in our own homeland… The photos of Emirati tourists in their traditional outfits posing in historic Jerusalem next to Israelis were plastered across newspapers. But almost no one wondered what we, the Palestinians, are feeling about all this.” – Aljazeera

December 22, 2020
After 28 years, Priest and Nun are Convicted of Murder
“…Sister Abhaya was murdered as she accidentally found Father Kottoor and Nun Sephie in a compromising position in the company of a second priest… The case had been written off several times allegedly under pressure from Vatican through the highest political authority in the country, judiciary and the administration to the local police and even the CBI as a case of suicide.” – FreePressJournal

December 21, 2020
“If it Hadn’t Been for the Prompt Work of the Medics”: FSB Officer Inadvertently Confesses Murder Plot to Navalny.
“The inadvertent confession was made during a phone call with a person who the officer believed was a high-ranking security official. In fact, the FSB officer did not recognize the voice of the person to whom he was reporting details of the failed mission: Alexey Navalny himself.” – Bellingcat Investigation Team. [CNN Video.]

December 21, 2020
Is Donald Trump cracking under the weight of losing?
“The combination of an unprecedented rebuke meeting an uncommonly vulnerable ego has some people wondering if there is a chance that Trump could he be on his way to a mental breakdown?” – SCMP

December 19, 2020
Why We Have Bad Politicians According to Plato
“Plato argues that philosophers would make the best rulers. They love learning and possess outstanding knowledge. Pride and desire do not concern them. Instead, they are driven by the pursuit of wisdom, truth, and virtue… Unfortunately, the chances of someone who fits this description gaining power is remarkably slim.” – Medium

December 19, 2020
One Year After Mass Protests, India’s Muslims Still Live in Fear
“Last December, hundreds of thousands of people in cities across India joined in protest against the recently passed Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The law creates a pathway to citizenship for some undocumented residents who have fled religious persecution, but it discriminates against refugees and immigrants who happen to be Muslim… The arrests of anti-CAA activists and students reflect a narrative that pins blame for the riots on the protesters, and by extension the Muslim community.” – ForeignPolicy

December 18, 2020
Florida Police Raids Home of Covid Scientist Whistleblower
“Jones, the creator and former manager of Florida’s online dashboard of COVID-19 data, was fired in May after she discussed filing a whistleblower complaint laying our her accusations that officials pressured her to censor and alter case information to make it more positive.” – HuffPost

December 17, 2020
Britain Covid Spending blighted by Waste, Negligence and Cronyism
“The government handed out thousands of contracts to fight the virus, some of them in a secretive ‘V.I.P. lane’ to a select few companies with connections to the governing Conservative Party.” – NewYorkTimes

December 15, 2020
Hundreds of Thousands of Ethnic Minorities in Xinjiang Forced to Pick Cotton
“Authorities in the XUAR are believed to have held up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in a vast network of internment camps as part of an extralegal campaign of incarceration since early 2017…In 2018, three Uyghur regions alone mobilized at least 570,000 persons into cotton-picking operations through the government’s coercive labor training and transfer scheme… The actual number likely exceeds that figure by several hundred thousand.” – RadioFreeAsia

December 15, 2020
1,200% Increase in Journalist Arrests in the US in 2020
“A new report, issued by Freedom of the Press Foundation, details the staggering statistics: at least 117 verified cases of journalists being arrested while doing their job in 2020, with more than a dozen more cases still being investigated.” – Medium

December 14, 2020
Catholic Church Pedophilia: A Time of Reckoning
“We live in this church which is not a community of saints only. There are also sinners in it and criminals. So, this is the fact that you have to face reality. This is the reality of the church I work for and I’m in.” – DW

December 13, 2020
Brexit lies do not bring freedom: the truth alone is sovereign
“The surest recipe for killing a lie is to multiply the witnesses to truth.”

“These are the very same members of the worst cabinet in living memory who have the effrontery to claim that the availability of the Pfizer vaccine in the UK is somehow a triumph of Brexit.” – The Guardian

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