use their waning authority to cheer for the very state programs and warmed-over distributism which renders them irrelevant to official secularism.” That is the summary by Jeff Deist, president of the Mises Institute, founded by Lew Rockwell, of the views of Hans-Hermann Hoppe, about the current church.
It is so fitting with what Ellen and Doug have posted recently about the churches closing for Coronavirus, and aligns with the recent episodes of the podcast, where both http://thecatholiccostofwar.org/ and http://www.emmanuelcharlesmccarthy.org/ have pointed out the Bishops haven’t changed their stripes, giving into the State both for war and for the “War Against COVID-19”.
My own Bishop doesn’t believe the Faithful and Staff are capable of keeping the Churches cleaner than Lowe’s or Kroger. “O you of little faith.” Bishop Doherty is relying on the “experts”, including a politically-appointed OB-GYN.
These are the same “experts” who claim the flu is super-deadly, yet potentially lie about that!
The CDC has been saying a significant number of people die from the flu. It turns out the number is combined for influenza and pneumonia. See Table 10 for 2017:
See it for 2004:
I initially thought if the hospitals have handled 25-50,000 flu deaths for years, this would also be manageable. I believe they stopped separating flu and pneumonia in Table 10 in 2008. Yet, we still get this yesterday:
Please pray for my neighbor, my age (early 40s) and in good shape, who is recovering after having to be ventilated from suffering with this. We don’t know the extent and danger of this, but the Bishops rely on those who lied us into numerous wars and lie about the “common” flu. No wonder Hoppe observes they are irrelevant.
And when we return to different kind of normalcy, will the “faithful” return to church? Many think they will have become accustomed to life without the sacraments and continue to live that way.
That’s exactly what I told my Parish Council a few weeks.
I just received good news from my neighbor’s wife; vast improvement since yesterday.