Culture Wars/Current Controversies

When Will Trump Supporters in The Freedom Movement Realize They Were Duped?

By Derrick Broze

The Activist Post

What will it take for Trump supporters to admit they were duped like Obama supporters before them?

One of the most surprising (and disappointing) effects of the Trump presidency has been the shift of certain “independent” and ” alternative” media outlets from truth seekers to establishment supporters.

We have seen several once great outlets become part of the divide and conquer put forth by the powers-that-wish-they-were. It’s been one year of the Trump administration and I think it’s quite clear that any perceived benefits are vastly outweighed by the negative actions of the administration. Some indy and alt outlets saw that Trump was a deceiver from the get go, but others somehow fell prey to the deception. Some have since abandoned the Trump train, picked themselves up, dusted themselves off, and rejoined the fight for liberty.

Now, of course, there are the diehards who will inevitably stick with Trump through his entire presidential career no matter what policy he takes, even when in contradiction with not only his own words, but with the principles previously espoused by these die hard followers. Just as with Obama (and Bush, Clinton, etc. before him) some of the supporters have such a level of cognitive dissonance that they are literally incapable of having a rational discussion without a flood of emotion and panic which shuts down all reason and critical thinking. It’s best to walk away when you recognize this stage.

However, if you are a Trump supporter and you’re still reading this, I’d like to offer four pieces of evidence showing where Trump has displayed authoritarian behavior. Let me preface this by stating that attempts at defending Trump by claiming “he is only carrying on what Obama did”, or, “it’s not his fault”, etc. will be dismissed outright. However, if you have something substantial – a legitimate reason you can put forth for supporting him – I will consider it. I won’t support him by any means (he needs some serious help), but perhaps I’ll have a more full understanding of my fellow human. So here you go…

The Border is turning into a Surveillance and Police State

Under the guise of “border security” and “fighting illegal immigration” the Trump administration has granted the Customs and Border Patrol and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement wide ranging powers which violate constitutionally guaranteed protections (and rights that all people should have). The expansion is not about catching illegal immigrants, but establishing a “biometric wall” with facial and retinal scanning for ALL people leaving and entering, armed surveillance towers, automatic license plate readers, and other forms of surveillance.


3 replies »


    We have been very, very suspicious of Donald Trump since he began his political run.

    Many believed he was an outsider who was our “only hope” to tame the US federal government beast. But it has become very clear he was not.

    First, Wikileaks showed that Hillary herself actually approved Trump to be her competitor. According to an email sent from an assistant at the Clinton campaign, Hillary was aware that Trump was going to run before the political process was fully underway.

    Clinton advised the mainstream media to push his legitimacy as a “pied piper” candidate because she realized, after looking at the poll numbers, that she wouldn’t stand a chance at winning the presidency against any of the establishment republicans without making them “pied pipers” – it just so happened that Donald was the easiest to play the role considering his long history of friendship with the Clintons.

    In addition, the mainstream media was more than complicit in creating a narrative that the 2016 presidential elections were about Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump from the get go.

    But, barely reported in the media, was that after the 3rd presidential debate, Clinton and Trump went out for a night on the town together… and where they went is of great interest.

    They went to an annual JESUIT function which is usually full of New World Order types.


    When evaluating Jesuit behavior and influence, please keep in mind that both Donald Trump and Hillary’s VP, Tim Kaine, were Jesuit educated. And it should be of GREAT interest, therefore, that practically on the eve of the US election, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton partied the night away at a JESUIT function that included such prominent Jesuit-trained attendees as Henry Kissinger.

    Not only did the two not look like sworn enemies… they looked like two star crossed lovers going to their first prom.

    … The groundwork for global governance has been laid, don’t let them blindside you as they attempt to carry out their nefarious plot.

    Donald Trump even stated at the dinner,

    “We’ve got to come together, not only as a nation, but as a world community.”


    One of the more interesting things that occurred right at the end of the Jubilee year in early October, was that the Jesuits installed a new Superior General, with the date to commence being actually at midnight on the end of Jubilee.

    We found this interesting because there is plenty of evidence that the Jesuits are at least one major arm of what you can call the illuminati.
    In fact, the Jesuits were founded in Spain by what various reports call “crypto Jews” – those who are Jewish but pretending to be Roman Catholic. Certainly at that time in Spain it was safer not to be a Jew.

    Even Wikipedia, which wouldn’t recognize a conspiracy if it were directly presented by its participants has this to say about the Jesuits:

    … In the first 30 years of the existence of the Society of Jesus there were many Jesuit conversos (Catholic-convert Jews) including the second Father General Diego Lainez … The original founder Ignatius … said that he, “would take it as a special grace from our Lord to come from Jewish lineage.”

    At the beginning of the Al Smith dinner party after Cardinal Dolan was introduced, a joke was even made by a speaker that “everyone in attendance is doing their part in supporting their charitable efforts and that it couldn’t be done without the support of many of the other devoted “Catholics” on stage like Henry Kissinger, Howard Rubenstein, and Mort Zuckerman” – all of whom are obviously Jewish so this remark was naturally met with a lot of laughter…

    In fact, an extraordinary amount of controversy swirls around Jesuits. They are said to constitute the “Black Church” and thus adhere to the same demonic religion as the world’s elite bankers supposedly hold.

    The leader of the Jesuit order is commonly recognized in conspiratorial circles as the “Black Pope” whose signature staff is a crooked cross. Historically, the Jesuit Order has been seen as one that shirks no crime in expanding the power of the Church.

    Lest this sound entirely outrageous, one must note that the Jesuits are, for instance, the inventors of concentration camps, which they established in Paraguay in order to incarcerate and then torture the native Indians of the area.

    But the litany of attributed Jesuit evil is even darker than that according to those who believe in the order’s continued malicious pursuit. The supposed founder of the Bavarian-based Illuminati, Adam Weishaupt, was a Jesuit.

    In fact, the order is reputed to have been deeply involved in the Illuminati’s initial expansion, and chances are it is still deeply involved.

    One more thing that highlights the evil of the Jesuits is their extreme oath of induction which all superiors must take in order to be elevated to the higher rungs of the organization. This is taken from the book Subterranean Rome by Carlos Didier, translated from the French, and published in New York in 1843 and reads in part,

    “…promise and declare that I will, when opportunity present, make and wage relentless war, secretly or openly, against all heretics, Protestants and Liberals, as I am directed to do, to extirpate and exterminate them from the face of the whole earth; and that I will spare neither age, sex or condition; and that I will hang, waste, boil, flay, strangle and bury alive these infamous heretics, rip up the stomachs and wombs of their women and crush their infants’ heads against the walls, in order to annihilate forever their execrable race. That when the same cannot be done openly, I will secretly use the poisoned cup, the strangulating cord, the steel of the poniard or the leaden bullet, regardless of the honor, rank, dignity, or authority of the person or persons, whatever may be their condition in life, either public or private, as I at any time may be directed so to do by any agent of the Pope or Superior of the Brotherhood of the Holy Faith, of the Society of Jesus…”

    One of the most poignant quotes regarding the malevolence of the Jesuits comes from Marquis de LaFayette 1757-1834; who was a French statesman and general who served in the American Continental Army under the command of General George Washington during the American Revolutionary War.

    His quote is as follows:

    “It is my opinion that if the liberties of this country – the United States of America – are destroyed, it will be by the subtlety of the Roman Catholic Jesuit priests, for they are the most crafty, dangerous enemies to civil and religious liberty. They have instigated MOST of the wars of Europe.”


    In the past, Jesuits had focused primarily on assassination and court influence, both fraught with great personal peril. But in building the global financial network, allied with loyal families, themselves aligned to the ancient Jewish noble families, the Jesuits could effectively start huge wars and never risk direct implication.

    Founded Name Nation Status
    1602 Dutch East India Company Netherlands Private
    1672 Hoares UK Bank
    1690 Barclays UK Private
    1692 Coutts UK Bank
    1694 Bank of England UK Central
    1695 Bank of Scotland UK Bank
    1727 Royal Bank of Scotland UK Bank
    1741 Wegelin Switzerland Bank
    1755 Bank Leu Switzerland Bank
    1762 Hope & Co Netherlands Private
    1784 Bank of New York USA Bank
    1787 La Roche Switzerland Bank
    1796 Lombard Odier Darier Hentsch Switzerland Bank
    1796 Darier Hentsch & Cie Switzerland Private
    1799 Bank of the Manhattan Company (now JP Morgan Chase Bank) USA Private
    1800 Rothschild Germany Private
    1805 Pictet Switzerland Bank
    1762/1806 Barings Brothers & Co Bank UK Private
    1812 City Bank of New York (now CitiBank) USA Private
    1816 Mirabaud Switzerland Bank
    1817 Bank of Montreal Canada Bank
    1818 J. Henry Shroeder Bank Germany Private
    1820 Nordea Sweden Bank
    1822 DnB NOR Norway Bank
    1824 Algemene Bank Nederland (now ABN AMRO) Netherlands Private
    1828 Centreville Bank USA Bank
    1832 Scotiabank Canada Bank
    1839 Hambros France Bank
    1848 Lazard USA Bank
    1850 HSBC Hong Kong Bank
    1854 Swiss Bank Corporation (now UBS AG) Switzerland Private
    1856 Credit Suisse Switzerland Private
    1860 J. P. Morgan (now JP Morgan Chase Bank) USA Private
    1863 Crédit Lyonnais (now Credit Agricole) France Private
    1863/71 Amsterdam-Rotterdam Bank (now ABN AMRO) Netherlands Private
    1864 Société Générale France Private
    1870 Handlowy w Warszawie SA Poland Bank
    1870 Deutsche Bank Germany Private
    1870 Chase National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase Bank) USA Bank
    1904 American Bank of Italy (Now Bank of America) USA Bank
    1912 Union Bank of Switzerland (now UBS AG) Switzerland Private
    1913 Federal Reserve Bank USA Private
    1930 Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Switzerland Private

    The important pattern to note is the general groupings of dates of bank formation and their significance. The first is the formation of banks by English Protestants (Jesuit insiders) during the end of the 17th Century. This marks a watershed moment in the economic architecture of the first phase of the British Empire.

    The second pattern is the grouping of banks formed in the Netherlands and Switzerland just prior to the suppression of the Jesuits around 1767 by Portugal, Italy, France and Spain.

    The third pattern is the grouping of banks formed during the active suppression of the Jesuits and their war with the Vatican and Popes from 1773 to 1818 in the United States, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom.

    This group of banks created during the Vatican-Jesuit War is probably the most historically influential, secretive, political of any group of banks in human history. Almost all of them have been implicated in an assortment of allegations from funding of wars, crimes against humanity, treason and money laundering.

    The Darier Hentsch & Cie Bank (1796, Switzerland) was the bank that happened to fund Napoleon his European Wars that saw the Papal States and influence of the Vatican crippled.

    The Rothschilds (1800, Germany) are famous for suddenly acquiring massive wealth almost overnight and then proceeding to fund numerous European Wars, Asian Wars including World War I.

    Barings Bank (1802, UK) is famous for organizing the purchase of Lousiana by the United States from Napoleon during his war with Britain.

    City Bank of New York (now CitiBank) (1812) is famous for helping finance the North side of the Civil War, US involvement in World War II, US business in Nazi Germany and US involvement in World War II.

    J. Henry Shroeder Bank (1818, Germany) is famous for being the almost exclusive bank for the Nazis.
    Of the top 20 banks of the world today, over half originate from the period 1760 to 1860 which saw the Jesuits disperse the massive wealth of the Catholic Church to all parts of the globe, especially great influxes into the United States.

    In terms of Private Banks, in 1986, the total asset value held was said to be US$4,300 Billion. In 1997, the figure has more than doubled to $10,000 Billion. In year 2000 alone, the figure hit $13,600 Billion trillion, and is currently still growing at a rate of 30 percent per year. The current estimate of total asset value of deposits held by private banks is around $17,000 Billion.

    The Religious Beginnings of an Unholy War
    The Shocking Story of the Roman Catholic “Church’s” Role in Starting the Vietnam War
    By Avro Manhattan
    Avro Manhattan was the world’s foremost authority on Roman Catholicism in politics. A resident of London, during World War II he operated a radio station called “Radio Freedom” broadcasting to occupied Europe.
    He was the author of over 20 books including the best-seller The Vatican in World Politics, twice Book-of-the-Month and going through 57 editions. He was a Great Briton who risked his life daily to expose some of the darkest secrets of the Papacy. His books were #1 on the Forbidden Index for the past 50 years!!
    With an immense collection of facts, photos, names and dates, Manhattan proves that the Vietnam War began as a religious conflict. He shows how America was manipulated into supporting Catholic oppression in Vietnam supposedly to fight communism.
    Manhattan explains:
    • How religious pamphlets and radio broadcasts convinced one million Catholics to leave North Vietnam and live under Catholic rule in the South, overwhelming the Buddhists.
    • How brutal persecution of Vietnamese Buddhists led to rioting and suicides by fire in the streets.
    • Why the reports of what was really happening, written by American military and civil advisers, failed to reach the U.S. President.
    • Why the project backfired, and as U.S. soldiers continued to die, the Vatican made a secret deal with Ho Chi Minh.

    Publisher’s Foreword


    Chapter 1
    World War II, the Provisional Partition of Vietnam, and the Beginning of the Vietnamese Conflict.
    Defeat of France and Japan – Vietnamese freedom-fighters declare the independence of Vietnam – A French Vietnamese puppet Prime Minister – Vietnamese Catholic Bishops appeal to the Vatican – The U.S. sends two warships to Saigon – Eisenhower helps the French in Vietnam – The Geneva Agreement – The l7th Parallel as “a provisional demarcation line” between North and South Vietnam – The Catholic lobby in the U.S. prevents a free election in Vietnam – Fear of a communist electoral take-over – President Eisenhower’s candid comment.
    Chapter 2
    The Vatican-American Grand Alliance
    Reasons Which Prompted the U.S. to Commit Herself to the War in Vietnam.

    U.S. global policy following World War II – “Belligerent peace between the U.S. and Soviet Russia – Russian territorial expansionism after World War II – The U.S., Korea and the Cold War – The Vatican fear of world communism – The launching of political Catholicism against left-wing Europe – Religious mobilization against Marxism.
    Chapter 3
    Fatimaization of the West
    Religious and Ideological Preliminaries to the Vietnamese War.

    The “Cold War” as a step to the “Hot War” – The U.S. and the Vatican make ready for “THE DAY” – The conditioning of Catholics for the oncoming “Hot War” – The message of the Virgin of Fatima – The conversion of Soviet Russia to the Catholic Church – The political implications of the cult of Fatima – The pope and the Virgin encourage Catholic volunteers for the Russian front.
    Chapter 4
    The Pope’s Blessing for a Preventive War
    The Secretary of the U.S. Navy, Secret Chamberlain of the Pope, Prepares for World War III.

    The crown which weighs 1,200 grams of gold – Our Lady appears 15 times to a nun in the Philippines – The American Jesuit and the miraculous rose petals – The American Secretary of Defense jumps from a window on the l6th floor – Cardinal Spellman, Senator McCarthy and the American Secretary of the Navy – The Boston speech and the call for an American “preventive atomic war.”
    Chapter 5
    The Miraculous Zig-Zagging Sun
    Pope Pius XII Uses Religious Emotionalism as an Incitement to War.

    The Virgin Mary visits the pope at the Vatican – Pius XII sees the sun “zig-zag” – The prodigy and its political meaning – One million pilgrims want the conversion of Russia – The first U.S. ambassador designate at the Vatican attends atomic exercises in Nevada – The U.S. ambassador to Moscow prepares for the invasion of Russia – Description of the forthcoming invasion of Soviet Russia by “Colliers ” – Making ready for the war of liberation The “Osservatore Romano” authenticates a miracle -The divine message to the Vicar of Christ.
    Chapter 6
    The Pope’s “Preventive War” Miscarries.
    U.S. Admirals, Generals and Diplomats Troop to the Vatican, President Truman’s Despairing Comments.
    Papal warning of the “barbaric invasion” – The American leader of the “Free Russia Committee” – Dulles appeals for “an atomic striking force” – Eisenhower and 12 War Ministers – 100 Divisions on the “ready” – Saturation bombing experts see the pope – Russian agents steal “the cipher books” of the Vatican – Vatican diplomats and their secret spying via religion – The CIA – 100 million dollars to train spies and terrorists – Uniforms with regulation shoulder flashes marked USSR, instead of USA – Anybody here who can speak Russian? – The pope promises the liberation of’ Soviet Russia – Mystical conditioning of Catholicism for the outbreak of an atomic conflict – President Truman’s despairing comment.
    Chapter 7
    The Men Behind the Vietnamese War.
    Politicians, Generals, and Prelates and their Selection of the “Savior of Vietnam.”
    The U.S. and 400,000 tons of war material – The fateful compromise of the 17th Parallel – Joint Vatican-U.S. Asian strategy – Catholic anti-communist crusade, McCarthy and Dulles – A cardinal as a linchpin between Washington and Rome – J.F. Kennedy and the Catholic lobby – U.S. preparation for intervention in Vietnam – The U.S. signs the fatal Vietnam agreement with France – The U.S. takes over military duties in South Vietnam – Foster-child of the Washington-Vatican sponsorship of South Vietnam – A would-be Catholic monk for an American grey eminence – Diem’s messiah-like complex – Diem becomes the premier of South Vietnam.
    Chapter 8
    The Virgin Mary Goes South.
    The Catholic Imponderable in the Escalation of the Vietnamese
    Diem begins to create a Catholic administration – Diem refuses to hold elections as commanded by the Geneva Agreement – Diem’s refusal is supported by the U.S. and the Vatican – The plan for the mass dislocation from the North – The Catholics of North Vietnam, a state within a state – The communist leader of North Vietnam appoints a Catholic bishop to his government – Catholics want preferential treatment – Scheme for mass exodus of Northern Catholics toward South Vietnam – “Why has the Virgin Mary left the North?” – Catholic mass evacuation from North Vietnam – Results of the Catholic-CIA -Diem propaganda campaign – Catholic priests as Diem’s agents – A personal message to Eisenhower – The Seventh Fleet is sent to help Diem – Flight for Freedom with the American Navy – The pope’s representatives meet the first refugees – Humbug fanfare from Washington – The greatest phony refugee campaign promoted by the CIA and the Vatican.
    Chapter 9
    The Pius-Spellman-Dulles Secret Scheme.
    The U.S. Taxpayer Finances the Creation of a “Catholic Dictatorship” in South Vietnam.
    The preparation for a massive Catholic community in South Vietnam – The setting up of a model Catholic state – The U.S. Catholic lobby begins to milk the U.S. taxpayer to help Diem – 40 million dollars to resettle the Catholics from North Vietnam – State officials and Catholic priests – U.S. aid, “to Catholics only” – Mobile Catholic unit to defend Christendom – A rural Catholic militia – Rapid Catholicization of South Vietnam – Catholics to the top – Become a Catholic for a quick promotion – Mishandling of U.S. aid to Vietnam – Buddhists persuaded to become Catholics – A top U.S. general becomes a Catholic – Discrimination against non-Catholics – The strengthening of Catholics from the communist North.
    Chapter 10
    The Promotion of Catholic Totalitarianism.
    “Individuals Considered Dangerous May Be Confined to a Concentration Camp.”
    Discrimination against non-Catholic religions – Bribes, threats, agents and bitterness – Battles, riots and arrest of members of “hostile” religions – Further consolidation of the Catholic presence – Diem is given “dictatorial” power – Executive orders for concentration camps – American advisors support the new measures – Buddhists arrested without warrants – Interrogation, deportation, and torture of Buddhists – “Open” detention camps – Massacre and mass elimination of Buddhists – Buddhists become Catholic to save their lives.
    Chapter 11
    Consolidation of Terrorism
    Anti-Protestant Legislation – Detention, Arrests, Tortures and Executions.
    Catholic totalitarianism for a model Catholic state – Diem and the pope’s teaching – The Church should NOT be separated from the state – Refusal of license to preach – A Catholic state cannot tolerate Protestant dissidents – Blue print for the elimination of Protestantism – Catholic education for a Catholic state – South Vietnam built upon the social doctrines of ten popes – “It is an error to believe the Catholic Church has not the power of using force” – The cult of personalism – Diem’s American “civil advisors” send gloomy reports to Washington – Altars and shrines for President Diem – Catholic “commando squads” of South Vietnam trained at Michigan University – Identification cards for dissident Catholics – Arrests and executions of Buddhist rebels – 24,000 wounded and 80,000 executed – 200, 000 Buddhists demonstrate in Saigon – Diem decides to eliminate the religion of the majority.
    Chapter 12
    A CIA Spy Plane Cancels a Summit Meeting
    The Cardinal Spellman War Replaces the “Preventive War” Planned by the Dulles Brothers and Pope Pius XII.

    The two partners and their global objectives – Soviet Russia invades Hungary – Impending outbreak of World War III – The true foreign policy makers of the U.S. – The CIA promotion of American foreign policies – Collapse of the American-Russian summit meeting – The CIA and the spy plane – On the brink of atomic warfare “three times” – The U.S. threatens to use atomic weapons – The Church prays for “the liberation” – The “third” secret of the Virgin of Fatima – The Pope faints with “horror” – He calls for a war “of effective self-defense” – Communist expansion in Europe and Southeast Asia.
    Chapter 13
    The Vatican Attempts to Prevent Peace
    Pope John XXIII Rejects Geneva Agreement While a U.S. Catholic President Goes for “Unlimited Commitment.”

    The Viet-Minh upsets the Catholic Church – The Geneva Agreement is anathema for the Vatican – Why the Vatican encouraged the U.S. to intervene in Vietnam – Why Diem refused to hold a ‘free” election – Why North Vietnam wanted the “free” election” – What an American senator has to say about it – The cardinal who flew in American military aircraft – American troops the “soldiers of Christ” – Vietnam is consecrated to the Virgin Mary – The Pope creates an archdiocese in communist Vietnam – Pope John XXIII – ecumenism-versus-realism – The Vietnamese Catholic Mafia and the three brothers – Kennedy escalates the war – “Unlimited”commitment in Vietnam.
    Chapter 14
    Religious Persecutions and Suicides by Fire
    World Opinion Forces U.S. to “Deplore Repressive Actions” of Diem.

    The Catholic minority and the Buddhists – The sectarian volcano bursts out into the open – The Vatican flag in a Buddhist city – Celebration for Buddha’s birthday forbidden – The giant gong of Xa Loi Pagoda – The Buddhists burn a Catholic village – The monk’s message – Suicides by fire – Mass demonstration against Diem – Orders to close all pagodas – Buddhists killed by the Diem police – Buddhist students arrested and tortured – Refuge in the American embassy – The Americans are shocked at Diem’s ruthlessness – The U.S. “deplores repressive actions” – The Catholic-CIA-Diem lobby minimize the Buddhist agitations.
    End of the Catholic Dictatorship
    Assassinations of Two Catholic Presidents.

    Why the American embassy was against Diem’s appointment – A disastrous choice – Kennedy’s double dilemma – Diem’s religious political priorities – Catholic dictatorships of Croatia and Vietnam compared – Diem and Pavelich’s main objectives – Diem’s religious operations endanger the U.S. war efforts in Vietnam – Buddhist deserters leave the Vietnamese army – Steps to avoid the disintegration of the army – American subsidies to Vietnam are suspended – CIA chief recalled – A free hand for a “Coup” against Diem – Diem and his brother are shot to death – President Kennedy is killed – Ten additional years of Vietnamese war – The final price, 58,000 young American lives.
    Chapter 16
    Catholic Expansionism in Southeast Asia in the 19th Century
    Historical Background of the U.S. War of Vietnam.

    Catholic elites with a Buddhist background – The brothers Diem, inheritors of ancient Catholic exclusiveness – Stepping stones to the Catholic conquest of Indo-China – The Emperor Thieu Tri and the revolt of 1843 – French gunboats and Catholic emissaries – The 1862 “Friendship” imposed upon Vietnam – Friars, nuns, and their civil and military protectors – Massive Catholic conversions to the “true church” – The Catholicization of French Vietnam during the last century.
    Chapter 17
    Early History of Catholic Power in Siam and China
    Characteristic Precedents of Repression.

    The French East India Company and the missionaries – The conversion to Catholicism of a Siamese king – Catholic discrimination against Buddhists – Ghastly deeds of a Catholic Mafia in Siam – Catholic and Frenchmen expelled and executed – End of the Vatican bid for the control of Siam – Siam forbids all Catholics for a century and a half – The Empress of China who became a Catholic – Empress Helena sends a mission to the pope – The Empress and the Jesuits plan to make China Catholic – Rebellion of the Mandarins – The end of a dream for a Catholic China.
    Chapter 18
    History of Catholic Aggressiveness in Japan
    Conversions, Rebellions, Political Unrest and Civil War

    Catholic missionaries welcomed to Japan in the 16th century – Japanese rulers, protectors of the Catholic Church – The Catholic Church begins to meddle in Japanese politics – Japanese Catholics fight the authorities – Civil unrest and civil war promoted by the Church – Catholic sieges and battles – Catholic persecutions in Kyoto and Osaka – Battles between the Jesuits, Franciscans and the Japanese Catholics – The Spanish captain and the Japanese ruler of Hideyoshi – Imperial ban against all Catholics – The Catholics of Japan take up arms against the Japanese government – The Jesuits lead an army of 30,000 Japanese Catholics against the Japanese rulers – The murder by the Catholics of the Governor of Shimbara – Bloody battles between Catholics and Buddhists – The Dutch help the Japanese to fight the Catholics – The Edict: All Christians forbidden to enter Japan for 250 years.
    Chapter 19
    Creation of a Dangerous Alliance
    Retrospective Assessment of the Preliminaries of the U.S.-Vietnamese War.

    The formula that worked in the past and which still works in the present – The “Cold War,” the U.S. and the Vatican – U.S.-Vatican dual fear of a common enemy – Pope Pius XII, the Dulles brothers and Cardinal Spellman – Power of the Catholic lobby in the U.S. – The secret ambassador of the State Department and the pope – Messages by word of mouth only – The trio which helped the U.S. into the war in Vietnam.
    Chapter 20
    The Two Catholic Presidents and a Revolutionary Pope
    The Collapse of the U.S.-Vatican Grand Strategy in Vietnam.

    A cardinal, two brothers and Eisenhower – The prophecies of St. Malachy – The expectations of the first “American Pope” – Rift between two Catholic presidents – Politics before religion for Kennedy – Kennedy’s dilemma – The election of a revolutionary pope and the shock at the State Department – The crash of the U.S.-Vatican anti-communist crusade – Pope John XXIII scolds President Diem – The Buddhist delegation goes to the Vatican – President Diem begins to endanger the U.S. war operations in Vietnam – Second thoughts in Washington – The step by step slide towards the Vietnamese precipice – President Kennedy and his desperate ambassadors – The final decision – The end of Diem and his brother.
    Chapter 21
    Secret Deal Between the Pope and the Communists of North Vietnam.
    The Vatican Prepares for a United Marxist Vietnam.
    The pope and Ho Chi Minh – Relenting of Vatican hostility toward North Vietnam – Pope John XXIII consecrates a united Vietnam to the Virgin Mary – Disapproval of the pope’s dedication – Reaction of Cardinal Spellman and the Catholic lobby of the U.S. – The Vatican takes the first steps for the abandonment of the U.S. in Vietnam – Catholic mass exodus of emigrants from the North – Political implications – Ho Chi Minh outfoxes the pope.
    Chapter 22
    The Final Disaster
    Disintegration of the Vietnam-U.S. Partnership in Vietnam.
    Calamitous significance of the Pope John-Ho Chi Minh secret agreement – Their use of religion to attain political objectives The Virgin Mary to the help of a united Marxist Vietnam – The pattern of religious political exploitation – U.S. military escalation and the pope’s “wind of change” – Secret cooperation between the Vatican and Vietnamese Marxism – The Catholic Church withdraws from the war in Vietnam – Adverse effects of the Vatican Moscow alliance on the war in Vietnam – The end of an American nightmare.

Leave a Reply