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Commentary :: Human Rights : International : Media : Politics
Pope buried in the dung heap of civilization!
09 Apr 2005
Il Papa's funeral in Rome: Nobody protested at this unprecedented gathering of criminal world leaders?
by Henk Ruyssenaars

FPF - April 9 - 2005 - Together with the fundamentalist Pope of the Catholics, civilization and morals were buried too. At least, and by last counting, four so called Kings and five 'Queens' were present at the funeral of the Pope and what's called 'Civilization'. Human dignity was buried in the Roman grave in the company of at least 70 presidents - like Bush - and an array of war criminal* prime ministers like 'Tony the Traitor' Blair, Mussolini disciple Berlusconi (It) and the Dutch Pharisee and US bootlicker, the 'christian' right wing PM Balkenende (Nl).

Present too were more than 14 leaders of different religions and at least a couple of million brainwashed faithful followers of God's Salesman on Earth. At the service were thus all the criminal heads of different governments whose hostile exchanges and atrocities have long dominated the headlines: the US and Israel with their Holocaust of the Palestinians, Syria, Italy, the Netherlands (Iraq+Aghanistan: killing squads + F-16's) and Britain, among others.

But the Law of Silence* reigned among all ignorants and moral cowards united. In no official speech or comment it was spoken about the slaughterhouses in Afghanistan or Iraq. Where young people of many nationalities are sacrificed on the altar of the american/israeli economy, mendacity and greed. Mammon killing to reign, fomenting hatred all over the world for decades, which is blowing back.

Not one protest...

But in Rome among the notables, apparently NONE of all those pompous and righteous - mostly catholic so called 'christians' - felt the need or urge to stand up and accuse any of the present war criminals of any or all of the atrocities committed in their name and for their profit? And how is it possible that nobody of the 2 million+ 'sheeple' raised her or his voice loud enough to be heard? Not one protest against all the crimes against humanity, daily perpetrated by the criminals seated there in front of their christian eyes in the Vatican, in the heart of the Catholic Church?

Christians, it is said by themselves: ''are called to stimulate the growth of truth and righteousness - to increase the production of goodness in the world. The church, the body of Christ, is the salt - the dung heap, the compost pile, the manure that must find its way into and fertilize the barren soil of lonely, hopeless souls.''

I've seen the effect of the Pope's ban on contraceptives for instance, as a correspondent in Latin America and later on while working for ten years in Africa, where the Vatican's catholic church too creates millions of 'hopeless souls': the babies and others dying of AIDS* and hunger. Among the crowd of those cowardly 'lame ducks' in Rome, South Africa was represented by Deputy President Jacob Zuma. And NO, in no way he blamed anybody for anything: the ravages in the own population were forgotten; he was there "in recognition of the role of the Holy Father in the pursuit of world peace, justice and moral renewal", Zuma's spokeswoman said.

It was a shameful fiasco for what we call 'civilization', and contrary to what the spokeswoman said: they were burying peace, justice and every form of moral and human dignity by not protesting the genocides which are going on. Papal genocide by AIDS or the American/Israeli genocides in their global war of terror for profit.

When looking at this enormous and completely ridiculous failure of humanity in Rome, the heart of many a well thinking human being must cringe. It reminded of the Nazi German bishops and false priesthood; all the time blessing soldiers, tanks, guns and even the horses that went to the East Front, but never blessing the 20 million killed Russians for instance. On Adolf Hitler's Nazi SS military belts it said: "Gott mit Uns", meaning 'God is on our side'.

[Pictures - Url.:]

George Bush, now using the feared and secret SS-B*, says that 'the Lord has chosen him' and 'God's on our side' too.

The hypocritical, scandalized and therefore meek US clergy, explains it with the 'Holy Bible' at hand: "Christ is the "chosen" of God (Isa. 42:1); and the apostles are "chosen" for their work (Acts 10:41). And to defend the neocon's greed: "It is said with regard to those who do not profit by their opportunities that "many are called, but few are chosen" (Matt. 20:16).

So Bush is a chosen 'apostle'?

In the eyes of the thinking people all over the world, in all the 199 countries surrounding the US - with the exception of some criminal governments like Israel - he is seen is a horrible war criminal!

And in Rome one could see the same happening again: the american/israeli Huns with their guns were all there, their hands dripping with the blood of their innocent victims, the illegal and bloody wars raging behind their Armani clad backs; 'christian' criminals covered by bodyguards and other hired killers hiding behind their dark Ray Ban sunglasses. And all the world's 'God loving' clergy and people forgot their conscience and practiced the 'Silence of the Lambs'.

What was shown in Rome again by many present, is what former San Francisco mayor Art Agnos has identified as a social/cultural malady, which he described as 'compassion fatigue.' According to him this is an eroded state of the mind and heart, born of the chronic misery that is all around us. Especially one may say, since the neocons putsched their way into the White Haus, with their lawless actions creating a global, seemingly bottomless pit of human misery, needs and troubles.

And in Nero's Rome all hypocritical collaborators, the clergy and mass murderers, wined, dined, swined and departed. Protests have not been heard, or have been silenced as usual nowadays, with all relevant information and/or facts drowned in the 'mainstream' of 'their' media. Even Indymedia in Rome has nothing special to report.

It too reminds me of a Dutch school friend of mine, who returned after two years of studying in Rome to become a priest. He got out of the catholic church faster than quick, saying: "If you want to see the dunghill of Catholicism, go to Rome!"

Somebody who saw it all forty years ago was Tom Lehrer, whom I already for decades look upon as an old friend. He was actually in the army, and has worked for the NSA after graduating from Harvard, but became world famous for his songs. Clairvoyant as he is, he came in 1965 with a song foreboding the inhuman symbiosis between the Power and the Vatican.

Lehrer wrote his song The Vatican Rag* about this, as if confirming the fact:


"Do whatever steps you want if
You have cleared them with the Pontiff
Everybody say his own Kyrie eleison
Doin' the Vatican Rag

Get in line in that processional
Step into that small confessional
There, the guy who's got religion'll
Tell you if your sin's original

If it is, try playin' it safer
Drink the wine and chew the wafer
Two, four, six, eight
Time to transubstantiate"

'Transubstantiate' in Rome apparently also means mentally being transformed. Not only transforming diving dollars into Euros as many did and do at the Banco del Vaticano.

But what's officially the Vatican's excuse for not taking all war criminals to jail and court? It is said there is a 1929 treaty between Italy and the Vatican City, under which Rome allows visiting dignitaries to use its territory to call on the Vatican which does not have an airport; this treaty preventing Italy from acting against criminals attending the funeral.

As if international law is buried too!

By not protesting the war crimes with one word even in whatever language, all those present, clergy or laymen, are 'guilty by association'.

Demonstrating that their morals and minds too belong on a dung heap.

Henk Ruyssenaars


US Secret Police Forces (SSB)

FPF - Man made AIDS? - Url.:

John Pilger - Reject the Law of Silence - Url.:

Hitler's Pope,  The Secret History of Pius XII,  by John Cornwell - Url.:

Tom Lehrer - 'Vatican Rag' - Url.:

Editor : Henk Ruyssenaars
The Netherlands
FPF (at)

The Dutch author this far has worked abroad 4 decades for international media as a fully independent foreign correspondent, of which 10 years - also during Gulf War I - in the Arab World and the Middle East. Seeing worldwide that every bullet and every bomb breeds more terrorism ! - At present 'Persona non Grata' in Holland :-) because:

He who travels far will often see things

Far removed from what he believed was the Truth.

When he talks about it in the fields at home,

He is often accused of lying,

For the obdurate people will not believe

Inexperience, I believe,

Will give little credence to my song.

'Journey to the East' - Hermann Hesse

'The war in Iraq is illegal' says United Nation's Secretary General Kofi Annan - Url.:

A 55' seconds 'sound bite' concerning the US-Israeli 'Dogs of War' - 'bringing democracy' everywhere. Url.:

Neocon proverb: "We misused your tax money so you paid
to get killed. And for your funeral, you'll also be billed.''

Colin Powell: 'It is not anti-Semitic to criticize the policies of the state of Israel' Said as 'US Secretary of State' in a speech at the 'Conference on Anti-Semitism of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe' German Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Berlin - April 28th - 2004 - Url.:

Former PM 'Wim Kok' and other Dutch Govt's War criminals in Court - Url.:

Sued: Defense Secretary Rumsfeld Over U.S. Torture Policies - Url.:

It can and must be done!

Help the troops come home! Url.: - We need them badly to fight our so called 'governments' - Url.:


 **COPYRIGHT NOTICE** In accordance with Title 17 U. S. C. Section 107, any copyrighted work in this message is distributed by the Foreign Press Foundation under fair use without profit or payment to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information". - Url.:

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