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Southern Protestants and UCD Folklore Project
Friday 17 February 2017 12:00
Researcher Deirdre Nuttall of the National Folklore Collection and journalist and farmer from Wexford, Margaret Hawkins spoke to us this morning.
You can hear about Margaret Hawkins experience starting at 5:30 on the Report.
Then so that the public can study about them here is a link to them on our blog.
Joe Duffy talked to Daniel about his near recruitment to the Scientology Org. Daniel does not seem to understand that they were trying to hook him big time. He has some insight into the goals of Scientology but seems rather naive as to his playing with fire. He does gain some insight into the new HQ on Merrion Square but in general does not grasp the enormity of what he has got himself involved with.
This article was published by Tomas West under the title:
The Trump administration’s Moral Compass
It is estimated that sociopaths occupy about 1% of the general population. A small number, but they have a significant effect on their prey. Victims often experience a profound emotional response and may demonstrate symptoms akin to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Continue reading →
Sometimes you need a novel to break through the cultist mental manipulation?
Linda Smith wrote recently,
I just read an article on your webpage regarding Catholic Lay Movements with cultist attributes. Some former members of these movements questioned why some bishops are so slow to take seriously their concerns about these organizations.
[N.B.: Australian‘s title: “Erdogan cosies up to Putin as Turkey makes trouble.”]
The assassination on Dec. 19 in Ankara of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, raises some major geopolitical issues: Will this act of violence break relations between the two countries, isolate Turkey, or – counterintuitively – improve their ties? And does this murder affect the Middle East and the world beyond?
Turks and Russians have a long and complex history that starts with the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the Russian dream to win it back for Orthodox Christianity. The two states fought twelve major wars in the 3½ centuries between 1568 and 1918, had a flurry of good relations under Atatürk and Lenin which went south with Stalin, improved substantially in 1991 upon the Soviet Union’s dissolution, then subsequently plummeted (2015) and revived (2016).
In an article yesterday I suggested that the Salifi project was not that foreign to Irish people in that an exponent of it was O’Donovan Rossa put forward this strategy of hit and run attacks which were to include civilians. In her magisterial book, The Seven published earlier this year Ruth Dudley Edwards alludes to this strategy on page 16 of her book.
“Self aggrandising, alcoholic, wildly indiscreet and prone to helping himself to funds, Rossa was set on sending waves of ‘skirmishers’ to England to slaughter, cause widespread panic and set the English against the Irish in their midst. His plans included the assassination of Queen Victoria, the poisoning of the entire House of Commons and the indiscriminate bombing of civilians.”
Last year this was the person the Irish state commemorated as a true patriot and it kicked off the commemorations which celebrated 1916. Patrick Pearse the exponent of this cult of death built his authority having given the oration at the funeral of Rossa.
The Catholic Church endorsed this cult of death this year in suggesting that the Rising was of a deeply Christian nature. This was expressed by both the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin and by Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin. Continue reading →