“Anti-Vaxxers,” world-wide, are killing it…
From Europe by Karma Singh
We’ve all seen this in the cinema and on television where gangsters sell “protection”, i.e. “Give us money and we won’t break your arm or smash in your windows”. But are these small enterprises all that there is to such practices?
Lost in the dim recesses of ancient history, the first practitioners of such arts are hidden away from us. The Roman army collected “taxes” for protection against….. what? The only threat to the Roman army was another Roman army!
Historically, the master practitioners of the protection racket are undoubtedly the major religions and, especially, the Catholic Church.
I once took my two young daughters to a church service because they wanted to experience what it was like. The priest put most of his efforts into talking about protection: Protection from evil, protection for God’s wrath, protection from sin, etc., ad nauseum. When we look at it more closely, do we not see that this is their sole selling point? They propose a danger in order to sell you their protection against it. For it to be successful, however, they must convince you that you are incapable of dealing with this “threat” on your own. Only by their “intercession” can you escape punishment and eternal damnation for your sins**. They must make you appear to be small and helpless in your own eyes.
In the ninth and tenth centuries, the church hatched one of their many “get rich quick” plots; they would sell “indulgences”, i.e. guaranteed entry to Heaven if you paid them sufficient money now. It made the priesthood very rich. It did, however, backfire: Having a guaranteed entry ticket to Heaven, the rich aristocrats and merchants who had purchased them “saw” that there was no longer any need for them to go to church or to do what the priests told them. The common folk noticed this and began to stay away from church themselves. This put the Catholic Church into a crisis whereby their greed was destroying their power base. They had to find a solution and drive people back into the churches.
Here comes “the Devil…”
It was at this juncture that some genius in their marketing department (the synod) came up with the concept of “The Devil” – a sort of anti-God that would take over your whole life unless you regularly went to church. This proved itself to be a stroke of genius which so completely rescued the Catholic Church that just one century later they were able to begin a war of conquest in the Middle East. Again, the driving concept was “protection”, i.e. the holy sites located within the lands of the Saracens must be taken over to protect them even though the Saracens considered themselves to be the custodians of the Christian Holy Sites, protected them and held them open to all. The real reason, of course, was that the Saracens refused to pay rental for the Christian Holy Sites to the Vatican. In the following century, this same Devil teaching enabled them to commit genocide with impunity (the Cathars).
Along comes Martin Luther…
Following the extermination of the Cathars, the Catholic Church then invented the Inquisition which was charged with the task of destroying any threat to the ever increasing wealth of the Vatican.
Time progressed and, in the 16th century, the power of the Vatican suffered its first major losses as Martin Luther’s teachings transformed northern Europe and King Henry VIII in England terminated the double government of the monarch and the Catholic Church, created the Church of England, dissolved the monasteries, confiscated their wealth and made the English Crown the head of the church in England.
But, people have a tendency to wake up…
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