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CATHOLIC CAT CURSE CATASTROPHE

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The decree that “cats are evil” by the catholic church created the conditions that lead up to THE BLACK DEATH by associating the common house cat with Satan. The Black Death is estimated to have killed 30% to 60% of Europe’s population, reducing the world’s population from about 450 million to between 350 and 375 million around 1400.

Remember that the plague was spread by fleas that lived on rats. A viscous cycle kept the disease going. Infected fleas would bite a rat, and the rodent would become infected. Then other fleas biting the infected rat would become infected themselves. Once the host rat died of the plague, any fleas living on it would find themselves homeless and would go in search of a new host. Unfortunately, this often took the form of a human. When the sick infected fleas bit the human in order to feed, the human would become infected. So why didn’t the Europeans just keep plenty of cats around to kill the rats and thereby reduce the incidence of the plague? They had cats at the time. They were originally brought to Europe by the Romans, who had discovered the felines in Egypt. Keeping pet cats as mousers had become popular in Europe by the time of the first plague.

The black plague, also known as the Black Death, is a disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis. It enters the body through the skin and travels via the lymph system. The bacteria live in the digestive tracts of fleas. The fleas, of course, live off blood from a host, and when the fleas swallow the blood, it becomes infected with the bacteria. As the bacteria multiply inside the flea, an intestinal blockage forms, starving the parasite because nutrients cannot be absorbed. The flea vomits in an effort to clear the blockage, and since the flea is starving, it feeds voraciously. When the infected flea vomits the diseased blood into a bite site on a host animal or human, the host becomes infected with black plague.

The disease was once devastating, and the resulting death was horrible. There were actually three forms of the black plague – the bubonic form, the pneumonic form, and the septicemic form. Victims of the bubonic plague suffered painful swollen lymph nodes in the neck and the underarms, called buboes. They were also wracked with high fever, vomiting, pounding headaches, and gangrene. Some were so weak that they barely had the energy to swallow.

The pneumonic form was even more punishing. As the body tried to fight off the disease, large amounts of phlegm were produced. The victims had to constantly cough up sputum in an effort to breathe, and more than ninety-five percent of the time, the patient drowned in his own body fluids. The pneumonic form of the plague didn’t need rats or fleas to spread – it was an airborne bacterium spread by the coughs of infected individuals.

Septicemic black plague was a form of blood poisoning and had a mortality rate of one hundred percent. With this type of plague, the individual suffered from high fever and purple blotches on the skin. Fortunately, this deadliest form was also the rarest.

From the middle of the 1300s until the 1700s, the black plague terrorized much of Europe and parts of Asia. Most historians believe the plague was first brought to Europe on ships from Asia. The most likely culprit was the black rats that often foraged among the ships’ holds for food scraps. These were smaller relatives of the brown rats.

The initial outbreak of the plague in fourteenth-century Europe was the most virulent. In fact, much of the populations of England and France were decimated. In some parts of England the death toll was 50%. Some parts of France suffered an astounding loss of ninety percent of their populations.

Many modern readers assume that there was only one outbreak of the black plague, but there were actually several. In fact, it raged through Europe about once every generation until the beginning of the eighteenth century. One of the last major outbreaks occurred in England with the Great Plague of London, which took place in 1665-1666.

SOURCE: https://owlcation.com/humanities/Cats-and-the-Black-Plague

HISTORY OF USURY

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USURY:  the lending of money with an interest charge for its use; especially :  the lending of money at exorbitant interest rates

I am a student of history. I am not a Christian or Jew or
Democrat or Socialist or proponent of any other cult of power. However, this two part interview with Dr. Eugene Michael Jones is a very informative expose of the battle for domination over the minds, bodies, resources of Earth and spirit of humanity.  Men are men.  Financial usury, political power and coercion of every kind are the everyday routine of psychopathic “rulers”.  Religion AND politics are justification for debauchery, murder AND usury.  This is a good reason to study this information.

Eugene Michael Jones (born May 4, 1948) is a writer, former professor, media commentator and the current editor of Culture Wars magazine (formerly Fidelity Magazine).  He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and was raised in the Roman Catholic Church, but he lost interest in it in early adulthood. He became involved in the counterculture of the 1960s. He found little satisfaction after leaving his faith and eventually returned to it after reading The Seven Storey Mountain by Thomas Merton. Jones then obtained his Ph.D. from Temple University.

Jones’s work has primarily been concerned with the relationship between the Catholic Church and secular culture as well as the sexual revolution and the wider cultural effects of the Second Vatican Council. Later work has focused on the historical friction between the Catholic Church and Jews.

In recent years, Jones has focused on and has written numerous articles examining usury and wider economic issues. He wrote a book entitled Barren Metal: a History of Capitalism as the Conflict between Labor and Usury.

RELIGIONS: THE ENEMY OF HUMANITY

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It can be argued, convincingly, that Religions have been responsible for more  war, death, chaos, mayhem, superstition, cruelty, stupidity, slavery, theft, murder, criminality, disease, torture, sexual perversion, rape, and ignorance than ANY other influence upon Humanity.  They have betrayed, conquered and  slaughtered hundreds of millions of human beings during the short history of human beings on Earth.  Do NOT take my word for this.  Do YOUR OWN research, and discover for yourself who are the REAL ENEMIES of Mankind…..  In this short video, Stephan Fry delivers an excellent diatribe on this subject.

HIGHWAY TO HELL

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prison-planet-hellRecently, a 52-year old trades person (a chimney builder) living in Bavaria, passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack.  Ironically, only a few weeks before he died he told his friends that when he died he wanted them to play the song “Highway To Hell” at his funeral ceremony.  Bavaria, like many unfortunate areas of the planet, is heavily controlled by the Catholic Church.  So, the priest who presided over the funeral ceremony decided that the wishes of the deceased should be ignored.  So, the song the Bavarian man wanted his friends and family to hear, as a tribute to his Life and Spirit, was not played. Rather, “proper religious songs” were played according to the dictates of the church.

I am duty-b0und to post the song on my Blog in honor of this man.  Each person deserves a chance to to live their OWN life, to think their own thoughts and die their own death.  I also want to say — on behalf of a disembodied spirit of the deceased — “fuck you!” to all priests — the self-appointed prison guards of the Spiritual Beings living in the Virtual Hell we call Earth.  As an Immortal Spiritual Being I am confident that this disembodied spirit will complete his personal journey on the “Highway to Hell”, when he is reincarnated in a new baby body, and starts driving again on the “Highway to Hell” that we all Earth.  Let the celebration is His Life begin!  May he Rest In Peace…..

LYRICS:

Living easy, loving free, season ticket on a one-way ride
Asking nothing, leave me be, taking everything in my stride
Don’t need reason, don’t need rhyme
Ain’t nothing that I’d rather do
Going down, party time, my friends are gonna be there too

I’m on the highway to hell
Highway to Hell
I’m on the highway to hell

No stop signs, speed limit, nobody’s gonna slow me down
Like a wheel, gonna spin it, nobody’s gonna mess me around
Hey Satan, paying my dues, playing in a rocking band
Hey Mumma, look at me, I’m on my way to the promised land

I’m on the highway to hell
Highway to Hell
I’m on the highway to hell

Don’t stop me

I’m on the highway to hell
On the highway to hell
Highway to Hell
I’m on the highway to hell

And I’m going down, all the way
I’m on the highway to hell!

THE HAMMER OF WITCHES HOLOCAUST

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the_stake_of_the_witches_by_frenchfox-d3316dkIn the book and film “The DaVinci Code” by Dan Brown, there is a reference made to an ancient book called The Malleus Maleficarum (Latin for “The Hammer of Witches”, or “Hexenhammer” in German). Here is a free PDF copy of the book.

Malleus_maleficarumAt the height of its popularity, The Malleus Maleficarum was surpassed in public notoriety only by The Bible.

Because Catholicism is patriarchal (ruled by men) it has historically and systematically expunged the so called “pagan” concepts of the “Divine Feminine” from the western world.  The Female Creator Goddess (Gaia) was the foundation of spirituality for thousands of years before the state legalization of “Christianity” as a religious cult by The First Council of Nicaea (a council of Christian bishops convened in Nicaea in Bithynia by the Roman Emperor Constantine I in AD 325.

One of the favored methods of eliminating or minimizing the idea of the Feminine Creator (or the legend of Mary Magdalen as the wife of Jesus whose daughter was the origin of the “Royal Blood” claimed by the Queen of England, and others) was to declare any women who could THINK to be a “witch”, and therefore “evil”.

It set forth, as well, many of the modern misconceptions and fears concerning witches and the influence of witchcraft. The questions, definitions, and accusations it set forth in regard to witches, which were reinforced by its use during the Inquisition, came to be widely regarded as irrefutable truth.

Those beliefs are held even today by a majority of Christians in regard to practitioners of the modern “revived” religion of Witchcraft, or Wicca. And while the Malleus itself is largely unknown in modern times, its effects have proved long lasting.

The authors of the Malleus addressed those voices in no uncertain terms, stating:  “Whether the Belief that there are such Beings as Witches is so Essential a Part of the Catholic Faith that Obstinacy to maintain the Opposite Opinion manifestly savors of Heresy.”

malleusdover_500-400x400The immediate, and lasting, popularity of the Malleus essentially silenced those voices. It made very real the threat of one being branded a heretic, simply by virtue of one’s questioning of the existence of witches and, thus, the validity of the Inquisition. It set into the general Christian consciousness, for all time, a belief in the existence of witches as a real and valid threat to the Christian world. It is a belief which is held to this day.

It must be noted that during the Inquisition, few, if any, real, verifiable, witches were ever discovered or tried. Often the very accusation was enough to see one branded a witch, tried by the Inquisitors’ Court, and burned alive at the stake.

Old women, Midwives, Jews, Poets. Gypsies…anyone who did not fit within the contemporary view of pious Christians were suspect, and easily branded “Witch”. Usually to devastating effect.

It must also be noted that the crime of Witchcraft was not the only crime of which one could be accused during the Inquisition. By questioning any part of Catholic belief, one could be branded a heretic.

Scientists were branded heretics by virtue of repudiating certain tenets of Christian belief (most notably Galileo, whose theories on the nature of planets and gravitational fields was initially branded heretical).

Writers who challenged the Church were arrested for heresy (sometimes formerly accepted writers whose works had become unpopular). Anyone who questioned the validity of any part of Catholic belief did so at their own risk. The Malleus Maleficarum played an important role in bringing such Canonical law into being, as often the charge of heresy carried along with it suspicions of witchcraft.

It must be remembered that the Malleus is a work of its time. Science had only just begun to make any real advances. At that time nearly any unexplainable illness or malady would often be attributed to magic, and thus the activity of witches. It was a way for ordinary people to make sense of the world around them.

The Malleus drew upon those beliefs, and, by its very existence, reinforced them and brought them into the codified belief system of the Catholic Church. In many ways, it could be said that it helped to validate the Inquisition itself.

While the Malleus itself cannot be blamed for the Inquisition or the horrors inflicted upon mankind by the Inquisitors, it certainly played an important role. Thus has it been said that The Malleus Maleficarum is one of the most blood-soaked works in human history, in that its very existence reinforced and validated Catholic beliefs which led to the prosecution, torture, and murder, of tens of thousands of innocent people.

The lasting effect of the Malleus upon the world can only be measured in the lives of the hundreds of thousands of men, women, and even children, who suffered, and died, at the hands of the Inquisitors during the Inquisition.

At the height of its popularity, The Malleus Maleficarum was surpassed in public notoriety only by The Bible. Its effects were even felt in the New World, where the last gasp of the Inquisition was felt in the English settlements in America (most notably in Salem, Massachusetts during the Salem Witch Trials).

Estimates of the death toll during the Inquisition worldwide range from 600,000 to as high as 9,000,000 (over its 250 year long course); either is a chilling number when one realizes that nearly all of the accused were women, and consisted primarily of outcasts and other suspicious persons.

It is beyond the scope of this article to adequately examine the role of the Malleus in world history, or its lasting effects.

At the very least, The Malleus Maleficarum (The Witch Hammer) offers to us an intriguing glimpse into the Medieval mind, and perhaps gives us a taste of what it might have been like to have lived in those times.” – Wicasta Lovelace

Summation of the Malleus Maleficarum

The Dominican monks Heinrich Kramer and James Sprenger assembled many fairy tales and magic stories, nightmares, hearsay, confessions and accusations and put this all together as factual information in what became the handbook for the witch hunters, examiners, torturers and executioners, called the Malleus Maleficarum, a title which was translated as Hammer of Witches.

It was published in 1487, but two years previously the authors had secured a bull from Pope Innocent VIII, authorizing them to continue the witch hunt in the Alps which they had already instituted against the opposition from clergy and secular authorities. They reprinted the bull of December 5, 1484 to make it appear that the whole book enjoyed papal sanction.

Anybody with a grudge or suspicion, very young children included, could accuse anyone of witchcraft and be listened to with attention; anyone who wanted someone else’s property or wife could accuse; any loner, any old person living alone, anyone with a misformity, physical or mental problem was likely to be accused.

Open hunting season was declared on women, especially herb gatherers, midwives, widows and spinsters. Women who had no man to supervise them were of course highly suspicious.