September 29, 2022

Quick Note about the Virgin of the Globe Statue

There was an inquiry as to the meaning of the serpent under the Virgin Mary's feet
in Catholic statuary.   It simply means that Our Lady is holding the Devil at bay.  It
means that she protects her children from the demonic world.   However, when it
comes time for her son to have his church punished for its unrepentant sins, Mary
simply lifts her foot and lets the Devil have his way with humanity.   Then, after the
repentance of her children, namely the members of the church, she steps on the in-
fernal serpent's head once again, holding it at bay.  

The image of Mary crushing the serpent's head has one of its many origins traced to
the 1830 apparitions of Rue de Bac, in Paris, involving Vincentian novice Catherine
Labouré.   It refers to Genesis 3:15, the passage known as the Protoevangelium, aka
the First Gospel, which states: "I will put enmity between you and the woman;  be-
tween your offspring and hers.  You will strike for its heal and it will crush your 
head."   Therefore, Genesis 3:15 is the image of Mary crushing the head of the an-
cient serpent.   Incidentally, the pronoun in the Hebrew verse was neither the male
nor female form --- neither he nor she.  It was the neuter form.

One of the Rue de Bac apparitions consisted in Mary having three rings on each of
her fingers, while varying rays of light emitted from most of them.   She told Cather-
ine that each ray represented graces that she dispenses on those who ask for them.
She also said that the gems from which no ray came were symbolic of those graces
for which people stopped asking.

No one in the state mortal sin gets converted randomly.  Someone offer prayer or                                      make a sacrifice for that person ... maybe a lot of prayers and a lot sacrifices.  All                                  in all, if there i no prayer, then there is no grace.  If there is no grace, then there is                                  no glory.    

      


Now, Jesus said to Saint Gertrude the Great to not think that you can only ask for
small things.   He said that it is salutary to ask for great things.  Therefore, it is
noble to ask for cures to diseases declared incurable by high-priced medicine.
It's expected that you pray for the overthrow of those who gained power through injustices.
God and Our Lady needs the modern church to quit be a gathering of airheads
and pampered prisses.  There are intense outrages occurring on a mass scale.
Look and think:

1}Slave Labor, 2}Obscenely high medical costs which constitute theft, as in
the price of an aspirin at the hospital and the price that a physician charges by
looking at a patient's chart, as well as the price gouging done by Big Pharma.
3}Chemicals appearing in products that were never tested for safety and that
are medically known neurotoxins, asthma incitants, endocrine disruptors, etc.
The same chemicals then end up in water supplies, and ever so coincidentally, 
hermaphrodite aquatic life was discovered in modern man's water supllies.
4}Exorbitant military spending,  5}The legalized adultery which is called
Divorce & Remarriage, as if humans are expendable.  6}The disregard for
the Christian Sabbath.  7+}Other evils which are not going to continue
much longer without God performing the Divine Intervention that re-
peatedly comes to mankind in intervals of time.  History repeats itself
like a circular clock.  History is as round as the Earth and moon.

Praying for great things is commendable, because there are great consequences
in life.  Human life isn't the joke that the abortion-obsessed and slave labor pro-
fiteers make it out to be.  In fact ...  

It actually glorifies God when a person uses the mind God made for humanity,
and ask for answers to question which have perplexed people for centuries, in-
cluding question about faith, as well as the Bible.  Invfact, it offends God each
time a person states that we are just to believe what we are told to believe, and
that's the way it goes.  People who say this simply were too lazy learn the faith.
They were too self-centered to look beyond themselves to learn ... or to be pa-
tient enough for the answers and truths to come to him/her.  .

In order to enter Heaven, you need grace.  In order to receive grace, you need to
be merciful on earth in one way or another.  Plus, there comes a time in every
person's life, where being heroic is the task and not the option.  If a person isn't
merciful from time to time in life, as well as heroic in other occasions, then that
person will go to Hell.  The fact is that the merciless and anti-heroic are living
Hells to other people on earth, being that they only take take and take yet more,
as if to be a plague of locusts upon the land.

One person has to take all the women, and leave behind used merchandise for
the other guys.  Other one has to grab all the money.  Yet, another one has to be
in the spotlight, as if the only goal of humanity was to praise him/her.  Yet, an-
other one has to molest all the altar boys he can.  It's the world of narcissism,
greed, and predatory that prevails in this era.  In as much, there isn't time to
pray for small things.

In the end, a person goes to the place that resembles their way of being, concern-
ing the way the person is at the hour of death.  Heaven is only for the merciful.
Hell is for the money grabbers, those who set people against each other, the lust
ridden wolves, the manipulators, the ones who use violence to get their wants,
and the con artists you can hear on TV, hear on the radio, read in the press, and
read online.
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September 24, 2022

The Significance of Portugal in Catholic History, in relation to Fatima

Cover photo
Straught ahead from here i America, give or take a few degrees latitude, is Portugal.
Fatima Portugal:  In 1916, the  Angel of Peace, in Crystalline beauty, appeared
to 3 children and taught them prayers about adoring the Holy Trinity and offer-
ing the Infinite Merits of Christ for the conversion of those in the state of mortal
sin.  One year late came Our Lady,  She made six visits to Fatima, resting lightly
on a holmoak tree during her apparitions.

Each time when she came out of eternity and entered time & space, in order to
present herself to the children body & soul, her brillance reflected the clouds so
much so that the children and pilgrims thought that there were seeing lightning..

Mary would appear on the 13th of each month, beginning in May and ending
in October.  The three children comprised a 10 year girl, a 8 yr old boy, and a
7 yr old girl who relayed wisdom which she said was partly taught to her by
Our Lady and partly thought-up herself.

Now, at the start of the first apparition, the nine year old boy couldn't see or
hear Our Lady.  He then started praying the rosary, and she visual appeared
to him.  However, at no time during any apparition did he hear her.  The two
girls were able to hear her and see her.  The 10 yr old was the only one who
spoke to Mary during the apparitions.

On June 13, after having spoke to the children, Our Lady leaned over, opened
her hands, and the children were immersed in the love of God.  On July 13,
Our Lady opened her hands in the same way and the children saw the vision
of Hell.  This is known as the First Secret of Fatima.  Within moments came
the Second Secret of Fatima.  The secret was the prophecy of World War II.
In fact, Our Lady said to the Fatiima children, "War is a punishment from
God for Mankind's sins."  None the less, shortly after the Second secret came
the formerly famous Third Secret.

In June of 2000, three provenly corrupt officials of the Vatican issued a press
releast which stated that the Third Secret contained no words from Our Lady.
However, the 1960 press release which stated that the Vatican was not going
to make the Third Secret public expressly admitted that the secret included
words spoken by Our Lady on that topic.  The Vatican claimed that the Third
Secret was merely a prophecy of the attempted assassination of John Paul II.
HOWEVER, being that the three corrupt Vaticanistos said that there were no
words attached to the Third Secret, there was no way to prove it.

In fact, after becoming pope, Benedict XVI expressly said that NO ONE IS
BOUND TO BELIEVE THE JUNE 2000 INTERPRETATION.  He even said
that we would be deluding ourselves to think that Fatima is a thing of the past.

The Reason Why Portugal Was the Venue for the Apocalyptic Secrets

The proximate reason why is because Portugal is a nation where the Faith of
Peter will officially remain in tact, as far as concerns official Catholic Church
Teaching on matters of Faith and Moral Theology.  Thus, Portugal will be a
safeguarder of the True Faith of Peter during a time when the Great Apostasy
prophesied in the New Testament will emerge.

Yet, there is an ultimate reason.  In as much, why is it that Portugal will be a
nation that will safeguard the true faith with an element of human decency?
What is in the Portuguese mindset that avails itself to human decency in the
midst of chaos?

Well, a tree is known by its fruits, and it isn't the mindset which causes some-
thing good to happen, it's only the grace of God which does,  At this point, the
Order of the Knight Templer takes center stage.

To start, the Knights Templar had officially became an entity in Champagne
France, under the title, Poor Knights of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon.
The year was 1118, and the purpose was to escort Christian pilgrims to what
is referred to as the Holy Land.  It quickly got to the point where the knights
needed to remain in the Holy Land, being that, after escorting pilgrims to the
Middle East, the Knights left them defenseless, where they were attacked by
Moslems, anyway.  Thus, the King of Jerusalem, Baldwin II, gave the nine
original Knights Templar living quarters on the king's estate.

As time pased, the Knights became masters of finance.  It had gotten to the
point where one of the outstanding debtors was the King of France, Philip IV.
The year was 1307.  Now, the King of France quickly payed his past debt to
the Knights, as far back as 1287.  But, the price of silver rose, due to the de-
crease of Saxon silver mine production and the cost of further wars.  So, in-
stead of paying his 1307 debt to the Knights, Philip IV decided to annihilate
them, thereby being relinquished of his heavy debt to them.

That there were exaggerated accusations against the Knights was obvious.
None the less, in 1307, the warrant for the arrests of the Knights was issued
throughout France.  Only some of the Knights were captured and later execut-
ed, however.  Many took flight.  Now, even though the Knights were outlawed
throughout most of Europe, there was still a place for them and their services.
The place was none other than PORTUGAL, as well as Spain;  Iberia.

At the time, the Moors were still in Spain and Portugal.  The Templars' services
were very much needed there.  So, the Knighs Templar responded to the call and
successfully drove the Moors Southward.  Upon this success, the King of Portugal,
Dinis II, gave the Templars a home.

Now, the Templats had been fighting against the Moors in Spain, since the 12th
Century.  The fateful year, which turned the geo-political structure of  Portugal
favorable for the Christian natives there  was in the Year 1212.  Thus, the Knights
already had a good reputation there and everywhere there was a Moslem army
ready to kill Christians.

In the Year 1318, King Dinis petitioned the pope, now stationed in Avignon,
for the recognition of the Order of Christ.  This was the restart of the Knights
Templar, simply under a different name.  That time was a pivotal one which
brought changes.  For example, the papacy moved from Rome to Avignon
France in 1309, two years after the witch hunt on the Templars.  In fact, it
was at the Council of Vienna where the Pope official dissolved the Knights
Templar.  Nine years later, the Templars would be reconstructed by means
of an act of papal approval from the very same nation which secured their
destruction.  Incidentally, King Philip IV died in the Year 1314.  So, bring-
ing the Knights Templar back to life wasn't going to be met with any severe
resistance.

Today, the Grand Master of the Order of the Cross is none other than the
President of Portugal.  Thus, Portugal was a nation of great destiny in the
Middle Ages, during a turbulent time.  It will be so again.  The spirit of the
Knights Templar, therefore, is entrenched in the Fatima charisma.

None the less, according to one individual who did read the Third Secret of
Fatima, another Nation of Destiny, along with Portugal, is the Ukraine.

September 23, 2022

Envy is why a 1/3 of the angels rebelled and targeted humanity for eternal destruction.



Author's Preliminary Note:   The prime
reference of the following text is a teach-
ing of the early church martyr, St Ignatius
of Antioch.  A concurrence of this text
comes from 18th Century Dominican
priest, St. Louis of Montfort.  It was
St. Ignatius, in the Year 100, who
coined the title, Catholic Church.


The title commonly used to define the only church that Jesus Christ ever
founded is not a Medieval invention.  The title traces itself to the original
apostles, their immediate successors, and the early church fathers.  As far
as concerns Louis of Montfort, he accentuated the phenomenon where the
Archangel Gabriel was actually making reparation for the Sin of Satan, on
behalf of all the angels, by saluting Mary the way in which Gabriel saluted
her.

The First Creation

Before time began, it was resolved in the mind of God that there would be be-
ings created with intellect and free will.  There would be two general species
created, so that one species would compliment the other one.  It was simultan-
eously resolved that the created beings would possess everlasting existence.
Now, before the creation of time, space, and physical matter, there was the
creation of beings of pure spirit.  This was the first species created in the
image and likeness of God.

These were beautifully created people with extreme agility and talent.  None
the less, a problem was presented by these creatures' existence.  They were
made to exist forever, but each one had to show commitment to the creator,
in order for each one to exist in a state of everlasting of life.  Within the
commitment would be expressions of gratitude and charity.  This was im-
portant, because the alternative for any spirit not transacting in gratitude
and charity was everlasting death. 

The Test

God would reveal to the newly created spirits God's Will, in order to see if
they consented in it, in order to see if they marveled in it, and in order to see
if they looked forward to its completion with anticipation.  Within the divine
will was the intention of God to become a member of God's own creation.
However, it was not a member of the newly created spirit community that
God willed to become.  Rather, God willed to become a member of the next
species to be made.  It was to be a species comprising material existence and
spirit.  It was humanity.

God was already pure spirit and had no desire to be redundant in becoming a
member of a species which was also pure spirit.  God was going to become
man.   In God's will to become man, there was the matter of providing for a
mother.   Being that God would need a mother, one specific woman, yet to
come, was chosen to be the mother of God.  This woman was the central fo-
cal point of God's will.

This woman was the spirits' test, in order to enable them to show fidelity to
God.  All spirits who would be overcome with a sense of delight and/or won-
der and/or compassion over the idea that God would become a member of a
new and foreign creation will have proven their commitment to, and therefore
charity toward, God.  They would have also shown their assent to honoring the
woman destined to be the mother of God.  They would then become instantan-
eously glorified and endowed with eternal life.

The War

Among the newly created spirits were some exceptionally gifted ones.  In fact,
some were created to burn with a white incandescent charity.   These were the
Seraphim.  Now, being exceptionally gifted has a danger to it.   The danger con-
sists in the fact that, the more that is given to you, the more that is expected from
you.

Among the spirits was an exceptionally gifted one of great beauty.   His name
was Light Bearer.   This can be translated into the name, Lucifer.   Lucifer re-
garded his species of creation as the most magnificent thing that anyone could
image.   In fact, Lucifer considered his species to be so magnificent that it would
only be right for God to want to become a member of it  ....  so thought Lucifer.

All that Lucifer had to do was be compassionately moved over the idea of a for-
eign species coming into existence which would include the woman destined to
be the mother of God.  Lucifer did nothing other than become envious over God
wanting to be made human instead of being made spirit all over again.  He simul-
taneously became filled with a seething hatred over the woman destined to come.

Lucifer resolved to rise to glory on his own power.   In sequence, he began a
rebellion within the spirit world, in the attempt to overthrow the Will of God.
However, within the spirit world was another spirit who also was exceptionally
gifted.  His conclusion was a rhetorical question by which he stated, "Who is
like the Lord?"   Translated into Hebrew, "Who is like the Lord" is mi cha el.
The mi cha el spirit made a stance to defend the Heaven which God had cre-
ated.   Other spirits joined him.   This resulted in the first and only World War
of the spirit world. 

The result of that war was that the army of the mi-cha-el spirit won.   In fact, the
result of the spirit war is summarized in the words of Jesus of Nazareth when he
said, "I saw Satan fall from Heaven like a bolt of lightning."


Lucifer, the magnificent creation who comprises pure spirit, had now became the
impure spirit.   A third of the spirit world did also.  In sequence, his lightning style
expulsion from Heaven resulted in of all the lights going out in him who was once
called Light Bearer.   He then became the Prince of Darkness.   The spirit capable
of doing great good had now become the Evil One.  He had now become the Devil. 

The Original Sin


Equal to the former beauty of the Prince of Darkness was his hatred for mankind ...
... even before mankind was created.   No sooner was mankind created than was
the Devil scheming to destroy it.   He started by targeting the first generation
woman whom God created as a gift to the first generation man.

The Devil, symbolically referred to as the ancient serpent, set off to target the
first generation woman.   His quest was to trick her into committing spiritual
suicide.   He figured that,  if he could get mankind to sin,  then God would dis-
own humanity and destroy it.   The Devil would then prevail in his hatred of
mankind, he thought.   This meant that he would never have to see the lady
chosen to one day come into existence and be the mother of God Incarnate.



Now, whatever the exact act was, know that the original sin is something that
can never be done again.   The sin could only be committed while in the pre-
ternatural state;  in the state of man before the original sin rendered him in the
state of vulnerability and mortality.   The eating of the forbidden fruit was sym-
bolic of partaking in something already produced through the knowledge of
good and evil.   The woman was deceived into thinking that she was being
given the path to everlasting life.   She was told that God was an envious liar
who was deliberately keeping her away from glory.

The man for whom the woman was created partook in her sin solely out of a
sense of peer pressure.   He wanted to please his mate.   In addition, mention
that they saw themselves naked, after having committed the original sin, was
symbolic that they had realized that they were stripped of grace.

When God intervened, after mankind's fall from grace, guarantee was made
that there would be an enmity between the offspring of the woman and the
diabolical serpentthat the offspring would crush his head when he would
strike for the offspring's heal.   The very act that the Evil One orchestrated,
in the hope of having mankind destroyed, assured that mankind would have
a savior.   It would now be guaranteed that the woman destined to be the
mother of God would come into existence.    The Devil couldn't thwart the
Will of God.

Take note on how the symbolic image of serpent accentuates the reality of
crushing the Evil One's head.   Thus, the intercepting of the serpent, when the
serpent lunged to inject deadly venom, is the operative image upon which to
reflect.   Holding down the serpent's head is symbolic of keeping evil at bay;
of keeping evil constrained.

The Ensuing State of Affairs

In all the spiritual world there is only one enmity;  one battle line.   It is between
the woman chosen to be the mother of God and the Devil.   To say that the great
enmity is between God and the Devil is to make the Devil an equal of God.   God
is infinite and incomparable.   The Devil is finite and he fools himself.   The apo-
calyptic enmity is between the Mother of God Incarnate and the Devil.   In fact,
she is also the Queen of Angels, meaning that she influences the actions and re-
solutions of those spirits who were created before she was.

The pertinence to this is that the Devil is the first person to commit blasphemy
against the woman destined to blossom with immaculate love for God.   Such a
thing is defamation.   In refusing to honor this woman, the Devil committed a sin
against God which required reparation.   That reparation would be made one day
by a spirit named Gabriel when he would say before the destined woman, "Hail, 
full of grace.   The Lord is with You.   You are the most blessed among all 
women."   The Archangel Gabriel is the Angel of Reparation.   The act of re-
paration made by Gabriel became the foundation stone of the New Testament.

Patrick Pontillo
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September 21, 2022

What It Means to be Baptized a Priest, Prophet, & King


For those unfamiliar with the rite of baptism, after a person is baptized in the Catholic
Church, the baptizing priest tells the person, in the presence of the person's sponsor,
that he/she is baptized a priest, prophet, and king.  The meaning of the title goes as
follows:

Priest

To be "baptized a priest" means that you have the power to offer prayers & sacrifices
for the conversion of sinners and to obtain results in the process.  This is your most
important power, because Christ came "to save his people from their sins.,"  When
you partake in Christ's highest mission, it makes you the most Christlike amongst
all of humanity. 

Prophet

To be baptized a prophet means that you know the mind of God and the eventual
consequence of living contrary to God's mind.   Now, the Mind of God, the Way
of God, the Will of God, and the Law of God are the exact same thing.  In being
baptized, you instinctively know the way God is.   Prophets are social consciences.
In being baptized a prophet, you literally receive an instinctive conscience.  You
instinctively  know the intimate details of God's personality.  This includes God's
likes and dislikes.  God's dislikes are known as sins. 

King

To be baptized a king means that you were christened as was King David and that
the christening enables you to share in the Divinity of Christ.  This means that you
have the power to unite your works with Christ and make them infinite.   This was
indicated at Fatima, in a prayer that the Angel of Peace taught the Fatima children,
in 1916.

As a qualifying note, in order to have the power to absolve penitents from sin, one
needs the sacrament of Holy Orders.  Firstly, it is an absolute lie to claim that you
confess your sins in private and that God forgives you, as if you exist in a vacuum,
far far away from other human being.  Secondly, it's important to note that the priest-
hood powers of Holy Orders and the priesthood function that comes with baptism are
entirely distinct.  A layman can obtain a person's conversion, by obtaining the grace
of conversion for that person.  But, only the ordained priest has the power to absolve
that person from his/her sins.

No matter how evil the priest is, he has the same power to absolve you of your sins
as does any other priest.  His problem is that he cannot absolve himself of his sins. 

As an additional qualifying statement, if a person is near death, yet no priest is near-
by, the solution from God is that of giving the dying person the grace to commit either
a Perfect Act of Contrition or a Perfect Act of Love.  If the person is not yet baptized,
then there is the possibility of the person receivng the grace to perform a baptism of
desire.  If the person never heard of Christ and his church, the person is assessed by
the precepts of natural law.  Contrary to the White Anglo Saxon Protestant mindset
of 19th Century America, in the Kingdom of God, ignorance IS an excuse of the law.
If you never heard of the Messiah, you are not bound to believe in someone you nev-
er knew existed.  However, when you die, you will be presented with him, and that
is when you make your eternal decision.

Now, it is a 100% lie to say that you chose "Jesus as your Lord and personal savior."
In the scriptures, Jesus is quoted as having said, "You did not chose me. Rather, I
chose you."  You can chose nothing and no one without the grace to do so.  Christ
choose to give grace.  You have zero power to take it from him.  In fact, the must
psychotically distrustful conspiracy theorists I have ever had the aggravation of
encountering all have one arrogant belief.  It's the belief that the "Christ conscious-
ness" is within us all, and all we have to do is extract it.  These are the ones who
refer to holiness as being a "highly evolved person."  This is merely self-worship,
in claiming that you're God with all the consciousness of divinity within.  Such
persons I encountered all had a few things in common.  1}  They were never in
the "popular school clicks,"  2} they were too uncoordinated to excell at sports
and even became envious at those who did,  3} they were emotionally cold and
even nerdlike.  They were too proud to confess their sins to a priest, claiming to
be the new priests.  Again, they are cases of self-worship.  Concerning sin ...

Let's go one step further:  If a person isn't sorry for his sins, but wills to cease
committing his mortal sins, the absolution given to him after confessing his sins
is valid.  This is called attrition.  Thus, there is contrition (sorrow for sin) and
there is attrition (admitting guilt and resolving to amend your ways without be-
ing contrite.)  Attrition and a good confession results in the forgiveness of sins.

Perfect Contrition and the will to go to confession in the future, if the opportunity
ever presents itself, results in the forgiveness of sins, also.  If you are near death
and are certain to never see a priest, the act of perfect contrition results in you be-
ing absolved of your sins.  The act of perfect love does, also.  Dying the death of
true martyrdom is an act of perfect love.

True martyrdom requires you to die unarmed.   Dying while killing someone is not
martyrdom.   It might be just warfare and an act of war heroism.  It might even be
justified self-defense.  But, it's not martyrdom.  Furthermore, blowing yourself up,
along with many unarmed people on a bus, is never martyrdom.  It's murder and
you will go to Hell for all eternity immediately after having wasted your life and
the lives of others, as a suicide bomber.   

Conversion only comes through actual grace

As was previously mentioned, an important feature of the priest, prophet, and king
state is the power to obtain the conversion of sinners.   Fatima affirmed how this
worked.  No one is converted in a vacuum.  Nobody is converted by persuasive talk.
A person is only converted by actual graces being bestowed upon the person in need
of conversion.

Grace will not come to any person without someone already baptized praying or sa-
crificing for the person in need of conversion.  This is the case, no matter how many
TV evangelism shows the person watches.  This is the case, no matter how many
pages of the Bible are read to the person.  At Fatima, Our Lady said, "Poor sinners 
go to Hell because they have no one to pray for them or make sacrifices for them."

This is the most important aspect of the Fatima apparitions, because Hell is forever.
After all, you take with you into eternity take the love or anti-love within you the
moment you enter into Eternity.  Now, people have repeatedly witnessed Hell on
Earth.  Therefore, if there is Hell on Earth, there most certainly is Hell in Eternity. 

If you don't pray for conversions, people won't be converted.   In having been bap-
tized a priest, you have the power to obtain the conversion of others even if you are
in a state of mortal sin.   Sin doesn't take away your power to offer prayers and sa-
crifices for others, being that sin doesn't take away your baptism.  When a person
commits mortal sin, the individual doesn't have to be baptized again.  In as much,
the Anabaptist movement was an error.  A person can only be baptized once.  Any
further attempts at baptism it is an illusion.  Anabaptists of old where called South-
ern Baptists.

If you don't know if you have ever been baptized, the officiating priest will perform
a Conditional Baptism upon you, just to make sure.  If you are near death, and no
priest is available, a baptized layman becomes the one assigned to baptize you.  The
laity does have the power to baptize.  Using that power becomes lawful when death
is near and no priest is available.  If no Christian is present to baptize you, your de-
sire to be baptized is baptism in itself.  Such is the Baptism of Desire.

There is also Baptism by Blood.  This is the case, when you die for the faith before
receiving the opportunity to be baptized by water.  There is only one door to mercy.
But, there are more than one key to open the door.

Now, in order to gain spiritual indulgences for the souls in Purgatory, you need to
be in the state of sanctifying grace.   None the less, you need not worry if whether
or not you are in the state of grace when praying for the conversion of poor sinners
who will otherwise be in Hell for all eternity without your assistance.

If you are devoted to the Mercy of God, and if you are obtaining the conversion of
sinners while in the state of mortal sin, know that, one day, the sacrifices or prayers
of another person will obtain your conversion.

The Eternal God will open the doors of mercy to each person who displayed some
type of mercy in this life, while never granting any mercy to the merciless. Let it
be repeated:  God never grants mercy to the merciless.

Of course, praying for the conversion of sinners is an act of mercy each time you
do so.  St. Francis de Sales, former Bishop of Geneva Switzerland, wrote that pray-
ing for the souls in Purgatory is actually the act of performing all of the works of
mercy at once.  Do not be deceived.  Purgatory exists.  Denying its existence illu-
strates that you are a lazy person who refuses to ease suffering.  It also makes you
a coward in your perpetual denial.  If you deny the existence of Purgatory, it simply
means that you are afraid of it... that you don't want it to exist.

The caveat is that, sometimes the grace of conversion given to the mercy worker
comes in the form of a fiery awakening, attached to an intense reality check of suf-
fering.  This was the case with King David.  Yet, it was for King David's own good.
After all, Christ stated in the Book of the Apocalypse and to Saint Teresa of Avila,
"I chastise the ones I love."  Thus, if you have done much evil and never were pun-
ished for it, it is a sign that you are destined to Hell for all eternity.

Christ appeared a number of times to a German prioress named, Gertrude.  So too
did Our Lady.  Once, Gertrude saw a vision of Mary where she suddenly opened
her mantel (her long cloak), and near Mary's feet were an array of animals whom
Mary would occasionally pet.  Gertrude asked who the animals were.  Mary said
that they were the sinners who will one day convert.  She said that she kept them
protected, so that their conversion would one day be assured.  So, if you're the
greatest sinner on Earth, always feel welcomed to pick up a rosary, a chaplet,
the Psalms, or a prayer book, and start praying.  Walk the Stations of the Cross.
Meditate on the meaning of various religious images.  Pray what the Angel of
Peace taught the Fatima children in 1916.  If you ask for the conversion of sin-
ners, one of those conversions will be your own.

If you state that your sins are too great for God to forgive, it means that you're an
arrogant person who claims that your actions are greater than God's actions.  You
are claiming that your sinfulness is greater than God's mercy.  If you are the most
evil human of all time, God's mercy is still available to you.

In addition, your power to offer acceptable sacrifices is not limited to the conver-
sion of sinners.   You can make offerings for healings, external graces, internal
graces, the end of war, the end of drought, the end of pestilence, to get a spouse,
transportation, a house, employment, vocations, freedom from debt, freedom from
tyrants, and freedom from all types of misfortune.  All begins with your power to
offer supplications to the Divine Sovereign, aka the Lord.   If you're baptized, you
have a power you shouldn't waste.  If you're not baptized, you can be.  Christ estab-
lished a church with open doorways.
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September 19, 2022

La Salette and the two sins that desecrate the Presence of Christ

At the start of the Grenoble autumn of
1846, Our Lady told two children tend-
ing a flock of sheep and herd of cattle
that she tried to warn the French of the
severity of two sins being commonly
committed throughout France.

She said that she did this by means of a
potato crop failure which preceded the
historic famines that began shortly after
her 1846 apparition.  A narrative of the
apparition which was quickly approved
by church authorities appears after this
introduction:

The Eternal God does nothing in vain.  This includes assigning Mary as a mentor
of humanity.  When the Virgin Mary appears to either shepherd children, a novice,
or a convent's prioress, she does so for a reason.  When she makes an appearance,
she brings a specific & unique message with her, each time.  The Virgin Mary
does NOT repeat herself in her various apparitions.

There's a reason for Marian apparitions.  This makes it an act of disrespect to God
when they are ignored.  It also makes it an act of foolishness to disregard them.
Marian apparitions are designed to rescue humanity from an approaching disas-
ter.  They are life preservers tossed out to a drowning humanity.  Mary is the life-
guard. 

A Qualifying Statement about Marian Apparitions in General

There is a qualifying statement that is needed to be made about authentic Marian
apparitions.  There is no new doctrine that is spoken in any one of  them.  Rather,
each one is an affirmation of something already revealed to the original apostles.

Qualifying Statement about La Salette, Specifically

If you know the narration of the La Salette apparition, skip down to the end of this
article where you will find the general/overall message of La Salette.  Keep in mind
that the message of  La Salette is NOT to be confused with the controversial secrets
of it.  The message of La Salette is the Morale of the Story.  It's the wisdom of the
spoken words.

The overall message of La Salette had concurring teachings which were easily found
during the first half of the 20th Century.  They were found in the catechism sections
of pray books.  Such sections were basically penny catechisms.

In fact, the message of La Salette is in the official religious name of the greatest saint
of modern times, namely Thérèse of Lisieux.  In religion, her name was Thérèse of the
Child Jesus and the Holy Face.  The message of La Salette emphasizes the Holy Face
Jesus, which symbolically represents the Divine Presence of Christ.  The central mes-
sage is that any society which no longer recognizes the Presence of Christ, because of
clutter and static, ends up falling for the Anti-Christ.

Another way to sin against the Holy Face of Jesus (aka, the presence of Christ) is
by propagating heresy.  This is because such a thing presents a distorted version
of Christ, making Christ look as heartless and/or perverse and/or greedy and/or
lustful and/or mean-spirited as the ones spreading the heresies, thereby creating
a false God in their own image and likeness. 

The Narrative of September 19, 1846

Enter Grenoble France and a small town within it, on September 19, 1846.  Ironical-
ly, it was the memorial (feast day) of St Januarius, the patron saint of Naples whose
blood has the effect of a prophetic weather vain.  Then, enter two shepherd children,
Melanie and Maximin.   Finally, enter a sphere of supernatural light which descend-
ed upon the higher elevation of La Salette.  When the sphere of light landed, it split
in half, revealing a beautiful lady sitting on a rock with her face in her hands.  When
the lady stood from her seated position, she was seen with tears in her eyes.  In fact,
the spot where she choose to appear was a response to something that Melanie did
that day.

You see, the day prior, Melanie meet Maximin.  Max was sent by his employer to
watch cattle.  However, Melanie didn't want company.  Yet, after a while, the two
children acclimated to each other, and met the following day.  One of the habitual
things that Melanie did was that of taking wildflower and making a Paradise per-
imeter out of them.  The lady appeared in that perimeter of wildflowers.

Needless to say, the lady's body position can rule out the Coast-to-Coast AM theory
which obsessively conjectures that Marian apparitions are all alien visitations.  She
actually wore a white shawl during the apparition which seemed to have been pearl-
studded.   In fact, the majestic lady wore a high golden crown, denoting a person of
power.  The crown, incidentally, was the only thing not a part of the local Grenoble
fashion.

Around the lady's neck was a crucifix.   On one side of the cross bar of the crucifix
was a hammer.   On the other side were pincers.  This symbolically means that we
have the power to either drive the nails into the wounds of Christ or to remove them.

When She Stood

Mary stood up and immediately said to the children,  "Do not be afraid.
I have great news to tell you."

Mary said:

If my people refuse to submit, I will be forced to let the arm of my
Son go.   It is so strong and so heavy that I can no longer hold it
back.   How long I have suffered for you!   If I want my Son to not
abandon you, I am obliged to plead with him constantly.   And you

don't pay any attention.    Therefore,  no matter how much you
pray in the future, you will never be able to make up for the pains
I have suffered for you.

(My son says:)   "I gave you six days to work, keeping the seventh
one for myself.  Yet, you won't give it to me."   And then those who
drive the carts cannot swear without bring my Son's name into it. 
These are the two things which are making my Son's arm so heavy.


If the harvest is ruined, it's because of all of you.  I warned you last
year with the potatoes.    Yet, you didn't pay attention.   Rather, as
soon as you saw that the potatoes were spoiled, you swore, using
my Son's name all the more.    They will continue to spoil,  and by
Christmas of this year, there will be no more.


In stating, potatoes, Mary used the Parisian phrase, pommes (dialect) called
potatoes las truffas.  Mary then asked Maximin if he ever saw rotted wheat.
He quickly said, no.   She  then reminded him of a time when he went with
his dad to visit a farmer whose wheat was continuing to go bad, followed by
his dad giving him some bread on the way home, stating that they might not
have bread next year.  Maximin then remembered.

Mary mentioned that during the warm
weather months only the aged women
would go to church, and during winter
people would only go, to make fun of
the Mass.  She also stated that, during
lent, the people flocked to the butcher
shops like dogs.  In 1846, every week
day of Lent was a day of abstinence.

Mary next asked the children if they
prayed well, as if she didn't already
know.  Mary then said that prayer
was important and that, if you have
little time, at least one Our Father
and One Hail Mary need be done.

During the apparition, there was also the conveying of an intellectual vision
upon the children which they understood as the state of the future.

Of course, Mary instructed the children to make her message known.  She then looked
to the east.  She finally looked upward with a look of deep joy, showing that the people
of Heaven were a joy to her.   The children then saw Mary hover, as if she were climb-
ing steps, and then she went from time and span to outside of it.  She vanished, as op-
posed to rising throughout the vast sky.   The two children didn't know who the super-
natural woman was.  They concluded that she must have been a great saint.

Within a very short time, the famine began.   This included the famous and tragic Irish
potato famine.  Incidentally, potato only became the Irish carbohydrate of choice, be-
cause British armies couldn't burn down a potato field as they could a wheat or barley
field.

The Focal Point of the Apparition

Aside of the violation of the church law of abstinence, only two sins were mentioned
at La Salette.  These were two widespread sins that constituted the reason why God
was preparing to clean house in mid-Nineteenth Century Europe.  It was 1846.  This
date is significant in that Europe would soon go into Stage 1 of its revolutionary mode
in 1848.  It would then go into a history-changing mode in 1870.  Next would come the
events of 1914,  followed by those of 1939 which would be preceded by the annex of
Austria the year prior.  Meanwhile, at center ring of the Satanic Circus was a revolu-
tion undertaken in 1917.

The Essence of the Entire Apparition

The message of La Salette concerns the tragic consequence of an entire society engag-
ing in the desecration of its sabbath and the use of the Lord's name in vain.  The signi-
ficance of it today is that God is changeless and God is not mocked.  The desecration
of Sunday and the use of the Lord's name in vain has been commonplace for decades.
The tragic consequences of persisting in those two specific sins will be equally as
common.  A foolish generation forgets that God is slow to anger.

Now, Catholic Church spirituality recognized two sins against sins against the Holy
Face of Jesus.   As was previously mentioned, the Holy Face of Jesus is symbolic of
the Presence of Christ.  The two sins against the Holy Face of Jesus are:

1} the desecration of Sunday and 2} the Use of the Lord's name in vain.

Those two sins will make people no longer to recognize the presence of Christ, result-
ing in them being deceived enough to follow the Anti-Christ.  In failing to recognize
the Presence of Christ, a person fails to recognize the brotherhood of humanity.  Para-
noia, distrust, racism, and isolationism sets in.  Spontaneous acts of charity cease.

It needs to be repeated:  The Entire Meaning of La Salette

In committing sins against the Presence of Christ, the society doing so is guaranteed
to fall for the Anti-Christ, in being no longer able to recognize Jesus.   Two principle
sins are those that strike and disfigure the Presence of Christ, symbolically referred to
as the Holy Face of Jesus.

- The Desecration of the Sabbath

The desecration of the Sabbath is a sin against ecology.  This is because you need to
drain your excesses and replenish that which you depleted.  Observing a sabbath ac-
complishes the need to achieve the equilibrium within the person.

When it's a common sabbath that is observed, equilibrium between persons in the same
society is achieved.  Even at that, necessary job tasks must be attended.  This includes
utilities and power stations.  However, operating something as vain and as useless as a
department store's cosmetic counter is not a necessary job task.   Give it a rest.

Observing a common sabbath achieves one more necessity.  It results in people return-
ing to the original source of their existence and their reason for being.  Observing the
sabbath results in people returning to their roots and in keeping track of what matters
in life.   It clears the mind.  It allows God to recreate you.

One more thing:  You cannot force anyone to adhere to any religion.   However, you
cannot take away from Christians their need to observe their sabbath without you con-
stituting a persecutor of their faith.  To do so would make you a violator of civil rights.
In fact, it would make you a criminal.

Being that it is a sin against the Presence of Christ, the desecration of Sunday distorts
the instinctual ability to discern satanic impulses from angelic ones.   Where there is
the desecration of the sabbath, there is the inability to differentiate the essential ele-
ments of life.   There is the loss of differentiating the masculine from the feminine,
as well as man from woman.  There is equally the loss of differentiating the natural
from the unnatural, the sacred from the secular, the sinful from the morally neutral.

Where there is the desecration of the sabbath, there is justice getting replaced with
retaliation.   There is respect getting replaced with paranoia.   Constructive admoni-
tion then gets replaced with disrespect and mockery.  The idea of consecration and
vow dissolves in the mindset of society, and those who mock other people become
their own sickening jokes.  Where there is the desecration of the Presence of Christ
there are people who see Christ as a complete stranger.

The punishment for desecrating the sabbath is that of being taken over by a foreign
nation.  This was stated by WWII era stigmatist, Theresa Neumann, of Konnersreuth,
Bavaria.    She said that God prevented England from being invaded during World
War II, because the British honored the sabbath.   Israel was said to have fallen into
the Babylonian Captivity, because it violated to law of the Sabbath Year.

In America, where the sabbath is disregarded outside of religious entities who use
it as a day to draw tax-free collection basket money.

The other punishment for violating the sabbath is that of ecological disasters.  This
was the case with La Salette.  The previously mentioned Theresa Neumann prophe-
sied that God promised to spare America from Nazi-like concentration camps in its
land, due to America's generosity toward war-torn Europe.  God instead resolved to
punish America through the elements, as in natural disasters.

- The Use of the Lord's Name in Vain


Using the Lord's name in vain constitutes anti-praying.  It's the act of bringing curses
upon your nation, as opposed to blessings.   It's the act of knotting up the presence of
Christ to the point where he is unrecognizable.   It is the act of crowning Christ with
thorns.

Preaching false doctrine is also the use of the Lord's name in vain.  Distorted doctrine
distorts the Face of Christ presented to those being taught the false doctrine.   It con-
sists in misrepresenting Christ.  All in all, the use of the Lord's name in vain consists
in replacing Christ's face with your own ego.   It's a typical Orwellian act, where the
blasphemer calls good evil and evil good.

                             It was the Feast Day of Saint Januarius

Now, what significance would there be for Mary to chose St. Januarius' feast day to
appear, when she could have chosen another day in the month to appear to shepherd
children?  Well, Mt. Vesusius is on a the Bay of Naples, it erupted a number of times
in history, yet Naples is still standing.  In fact, volcanic lava only visited the precincts
of Massa and San Sebastiano, and only in the eruptions of 1855 and 1944.  So, Saint
Januarius had a lot of protecting to do throughout the years.  If the date of the Virgin
Mary's appearance at La Salette is a message in itself, then the message is that a pro-
verbial volcano of chastisement will eventually erupt, but you can be spared during
the eruption.   Maybe that is what the message was.  Let's go one step further in the
 consideration:

Major eruptions of Mount Vesuvius occurred in 1794, 1822, 1834, 1850, and 1872.
other eruptions occurred in 1660, 1694, 1698, 1707, 1760, 1767, 1779, 1839, 1861,
1868, 1906, 1926, and 1929, in addition to 1855 and 1944.  Now, incorporate into
the equation statistical probability.  It is warranted to claim that Naples was spared
by random coincidence? 

http://www.vesuvioinrete.it/e_storia.htm

The Virgin Mary had control of the wheat of France.  Heaven would also have con-
trol over the direction of the Mt. Vesuvius ventilation system.  So, it's not good vibes
and it's not directed energies that prevent natural disasters.  It's refraining from offend-
ing the Celestial Court of Heaven which does.  Take this consideration yet another step
further:

In the Book of Romans, St. Paul states that one of the punishments given to those who
engage in Sodomy is to be given up to "all sorts of uncleanliness."  In the ancient Jew-
ish mind set, uncleanliness meant bacterial infection.  Okay then, of all the people who
could have brought to humanity to ultimate bacterial infection disease of AIDS, how is
it that the homosexual subculture did so?  Quite a coincidence in light of the Book of
Romans.  The lesson is that God is in charge, even when punishing mankind for its sins.
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September 15, 2022

Sweatshop Labor Profiteering: One of the Four Sins which Cry to Heaven for Vengeance

The pertinence as to why this article is here at the Marian site is because Defraud-
ment of Laborers of their Wages is one of the four sins which cry to Heaven for
Vengeance.  The Trans-Pacific Partnership is in the pipeline and promises to be
NAFTA on steroid.

As a quick reminder, Marian devotion does NOT consist in kissy-poo ribbons
& bows w/ flowers on altars.  It's a matter of killing the pain of other while keep-
ing yourself from killing others in the many ways in which you can destroy a per-
son's life.  Such pain-killing is known as works of charity/mercy.  After all, faith
without good works is dead faith, and he who sees that a certain good act is need-
ed to be done and neglects to do it sins.

The point ot Marian devotion is to keep out of mortal sin.  This includes not
being an accessory to such sin ... including defraudment of laborers of their
justly due wages.  If you are against the livable wage, then go to Hell, being
that you're going there anyway, if you die with that sweatshop, slave-wage
mindset.

It's point is: 1} to soar with the angels, 2} to prevent oneself from being ornery,
hardened, & callous, 3} to be in control of one's senses, while conquering one's
cravings, 4} to be sensitive enough to feel the pain of others, 5} to stay out of
Hell.

Observing economic justice is a part of Marian devotion.  In fact, the quest to
live according to a valid conscience is a requirement in Marian devotion.

Preliminary Notes: As of January 2015, the
Chinese yuan (the renminbi yuan) was worth
approximately 16 American cents.  Russia's
ruble and India's rupee were worth 1.6 cents,
American. A Polish zloty was worth 27 cents,
American.  The Euro was worth $1.19 US.
In 1986, when the Reagan administration and Congress opened trade with China,
the average Chinese wage was 24 cents an hour.   By 2010, it was 75 cents an hour,
for a Cantonese worker.  Today, the wage continues to depend on the region, and
ranges from $1.23 in Guangxi to $2.58 in Beijing, according to the 2013 law that
mandated the Chinese minimum wage to equal to 40% of the average urban wage.
Yet, there are reports, such as one from Business Insider, which mark the average
Chinese salary at 80 cents an hour.  Thus, we again have inconsistent reporting.

What is known is that there have been worker suicides, threats of collective sui-
cides, rioting, protests, and physically demanding living conditions.  In addition,
Vietnam, with its low wage rate, has become the new China/Bangladesh.  This is
because the Chinese nation is beginning to be a "service economy," as opposed
to a "manufacturing economy."  None the less, it's important to note that the the
Russian minimum wage is approximately $1.04.  Thus, it is projected to become
lower than the Chinese wage, should the 2013 Chinese law be observed.

The minimum wages of other low-waged nations go as follows:

Sierra Leone: 3 cents an hour.   Mali where the French intervened: 27 cents.
Mexico: 61 cents.  Vietnam: $90 to $128 per month depending upon region.
The Philippines: 61 cents.   Pakistan: 51 cents.   Afghanistan: 57 cents.
Armenia: 65 cents.  Nepal: 45 cents.  Nicaragua:  52 cents.  Bangladesh:
Monthly wage went from $38 to $66 recently.  The Ukraine: 91 cents

Other minimum wages go as follows:

Australia: $16.88.  Luxembourg: $14.24  France: $12.22   Ireland: $11.09
The UK: $10.02.  New Zealand: $11.18  The Netherlands:  $10.99
Spain: $5.57   Portugal: $4.19  Taiwan:  $3.88.   Poland: $2.97 

End of preliminary notes.
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Americans wear clothing made by overseas sweatshop employees.  Americans buy
appliances made in sweatshop nations.  In almost every American home, you will
found the phrase, Made in China, more often than Made in USA, no matter what
be the category of not-very-durable durable good.

Sweatshop people don't have lives.  Nor were they given any appreciable identity.  
As a result, sweatshop employees would be found with slit wrists, time and time
again.  Eventually came the implementation of the suicide net.  Americans hold 
sweatshop workers in a living death, be these the workers in Bangladesh, China,
Vietnam, Guatemala, El Salvador, etc.  Now, some Americans keep these workers
lodged in this state of slavery out of cowardice, while others do so out of selfish 
negligence.  Yet, others do so out of greed.

Why would anyone want to rule over a humanity that had its humanity stripped
away from itself?  Who wants to rule over a society of humans-made-robot or 
humans-made-animal ... or even humanity-turned-zombie?  The state of those
ruled is a reflection on  the rulers.  The makers of ghettos are ghettos within
themselves, no matter how plush be their domiciles and how high be their
bank accounts.  Concerning the greed part ...

The United States does NOT make money from importing merchandise made by low-
waged foreign sweatshop workers.  It has been constantly losing through this type of
importation.  While Communist Chinese merchandise ships come to America, Ameri-
can dollars goes to Maoist China.  So too is this the case with all other foreign nations 
whose workforce can't afford to buy American products and/or services, in any type of 
two-way, fair trade, economic traffic.  No foreign nation pays the United States to take 
its merchandise.  In fact, the Chinese Communist dictators do not even give Americans 
a commission for selling their merchandise.  

America is not making out like a bandit in a business practice which constitutes a crime 
against humanity.  There is only a small percentage of Americans make out like bandits, 
often sending their spoils to overseas tax havens.  Meanwhile the rest of America finds 
itself on the losing end of the steadily diminishing currency flow, in increments.  This 
chronic loss has been in the trillions of dollars.  This is the trickle-away effect.

A flow of American dollars goes into Communist Dictatorial China, as well to each of 
the NAFTA nations, never to return to the States, without America finding itself in an
increasing state of treasury bond debt to foreign entities.  The money lost in Republican  
Party Economics is called the U.S. Trade Balance DEFICIT.   The total deficit for the  
past 10 years has been $5.929 trillion (2003 to 2012).  The accumulative deficit for the 
past 20 years (for goods & services) has been $7.988 trillion (1993 to 2012).  For goods 
only, the 20 yr U.S. International Trade Balance Deficit has been $9.236 trillion.

That's MINUS $9,839,000,000,000.
          MINUS $7,988,000,000,000.
          MINUS $5,929,000,000,000.

All gone.  Bye bye.  No more.  Au revoir.  Not even a post card.  In addition, sweatshop 
workers threatened suicide, on account of the harsh conditions in the compounds that 
manufacture the products which go to the United States.  This means that Americans  
have become unconscionable slave drivers by proxy, all the while destroying their own 
economy.  
1 yi jiao
Now, foreign trade is fine, if and only if the foreign workers can afford American pro-
ducts.  That is to say, buying foreign is fine, if foreign occasionally buys American, in
return.  Thus, fair trade is a necessity, in order for foreign trade not to result in disast-
er for one of the two trading nations.  Fair trade requires a reasonably balanced two-
way street of import and export traffic.  

Concerning America, Chinese workers would not have been able to have afforded 
American products anyway, beyond wheat products, in Equitable Foreign Trade, ev-
en if America had not ceased being a manufacturer of household consumer products 
in significant quantities.

Imagine the trade balance deficit money as dollars flowing through a tube into a pro-
tectionist dictatorship or two ... or three.  This costs American jobs.  In fact, this en-
tirely prevents the creation of many American mid-size business start-ups.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/01/how-china-stays-stable-despite-500-protests-every-day/250940/


http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/the-rice-bowl/chinas-unusual-riots

http://www.globallabourrights.org/reports?id=0649 

http://economyincrisis.org/content/the-worst-in-the-world-%E2%80%93-the-u-s-balance-of-trade-is-mind-blowingly-bad 

http://www.care2.com/causes/olympic-toys-manufactured-in-chinese-sweatshops.html 

The Economic Downside Effect of
Foreign Slave Labor Profiteering


Foreign slave labor profiteering achieves the following results:

- Increases an offending nation's international trade deficit.
- Reduces the same nation's gross domestic product.
- Deceases the offending nation's per capita income.


At this point, view the United States trade balance deficit through
the years, in its trade of goods (not services) with China, alone:

                  U.S. IMPORTS                        U.S. EXPORTS
              from sweatshop China                to protectionist China
        (This is money paid to China)   (This is money paid to the U.S.A.)


2012            $425 billion                               $111 billion
2011            $399 billion                              $104 billion
2010            $365 billion                                $92 billion
2009            $296 billion                                $69 billion
2008            $337 billion                                $69 billion
2007            $321 billion                                $62 billion
2006            $287 billion                                $53 billion
2005            $243 billion                                $41 billion
2004            $196 billion                                $34 billion
2003            $152 billion                                $28 billion


10yr total: $3.12 Trillion                             $663 Billion       
 paid to Slave Labor China               paid to an acquiescent U.S.A.


The NET equals: MINUS $2,457,000,000,000 - That's only trade with China.
This is goods only.

The Total Deficit, as is charted below, is MINUS $5,929,000,000,000. 
This comprises trade with all nations.  This comprises goods and services.

The hypocrisy is that trillions of American dollars stayed in the permanent posses-
sion of the Chinese Communist Dictatorship, in the name of Democracy and
Capitalism, as well as Republican Party Values.

See:  http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/balance/c5700.html#2012

Now, view the total 10 yr U.S. trade balance acct, concerning trade with all nations,
in approximate numbers:

          Concerning GOODS only        GOODS and SERVICES


2012       minus $735 billion                     minus $540 billion
2011       minus $737 billion                     minus $588 billion
2010       minus $645 billion                     minus $500 billion
2009       minus $505 billion                     minus $381 billion           
2008       minus $830 billion                     minus $698 billion
2007       minus $818 billion                     minus $696 billion
2006       minus $835 billion                     minus $753 billion
2005       minus $780 billion                     minus $708 billion
2004       minus $663 billion                     minus $605 billion
2003       minus $540 billion                     minus $490 billion


Total:   minus $7.088 261 trillion         minus $5.929 trillion 
                                                          
Refer to the following link: 
http://www.census.gov/foreign-trade/statistics/historical/gands.txt 

In addition, the total/aggregate U.S. Trade Balance Deficit for only the month
of November 2012 rose $6.6 billion, to $48.7 billion (for that one month only.)
This means that the Trade Gap Rate rose by 15.9%.  As I have previously stat-
ed, if this Trade Balance Deficit behavior continues, America will be a political
entity in the history books, compared to the Argentina which, at one time, was
regarded a world power.

rt.com/usa/news/us-trade-deficit-percent-827/

https://www.bea.gov/newsreleases/international/trade/tradnewsrelease.htm

http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/trade-deficit-jumps-159-487-billion-november-2012

Thus ends the mystery as to why millions of Americans had the hardest time
finding employment; especially those of a livable wage.

At this point, repeat after me:  "That's a lot of sweatshops."


A Crime Committed upon the Parent
is a Crime Committed upon the Child
and Visa Versa


An injustice thrust upon adults is one that is equally forced upon the children of those 

adults.  Poverty in the home of the parent is poverty in the home of the child.  Sweat-
shop labor imposed upon adults is an evil that also assails children.

See:  http://www.ilrf.org/stop-child-forced-labor/cocoa-campaign/news/as-profits-soar-chocolate-industry-fails-to-deliver-on-p

http://mediavoicesforchildren.org/?tag=forced-labor

'Forced to stand for 24 hours, suicide nets, toxin exposure and 
 explosions':  Inside the Chinese factories making iPads for Apple

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092277/Apple-Poor-working-conditions-inside-Chinese-factories-making-iPads.html

And it came to pass, as the first decade of the 21st Century progressed, that right
wing conservative business entities saw to it that religious objects and Christmas 
ornaments would be made in sweatshops.  The people tagged as the hard work-
ing moral majority negated the purpose for the coming of Christ, doing so in the 
name of sacred rites.  All the while,  they made money on interest-bearing instru-
ments and extremely cheap labor, doing absolutely nothing in the process.

And it also came to pass that no Christmas gift was being made at the North Pole 
by elves.  Rather, they were being made in Chinese and Bangladesh sweatshops by 
severely underpaid workers, some of whom applied razor blades to their wrists, in 
order to kill the pain that the Reaganite Moral Majority were collectively inflicting 
upon them.  

And it furthermore came to pass, as the 21st Century progressed, that millions held 
Christianity in contempt, being that millions were deceived into thinking that Ameri-
can Corporate Predatory Greed was the religion of the Nazarene rabbi who was put 
to a Roman death shortly after he drove Money Changers from the Jerusalem Temple.
When the Nazarene entered Jerusalem, the Jews placed palm branches before him.
Within a week, the Romans ended up driving nails into him.  Today, the right wing
masters of hypocrisy and greed crucify the Nazarene anew.

Humanity then became enlightened as to what the Protestant Work Ethic really is.  
It's the incessant practice of using African slaves, Irish Catholic immigrants, East-
ern European immigrants, Chinese sweatshop workers, and similar victims to do 
the Protestants' work for them.  

In the words of an adviser, "Now, that labor's cheap, human life has become cheap.
(in the eyes of right wing moral majority conservatives.)  In the Nineteenth Century, 
the States that comprised the Confederate South used local chattel slavery to achieve 
their hallowed Protestant work ethic.  In the 21st Century, the same States and other 
ones used Slavery by Proxy, as in foreign sweatshop labor profiteering.  It's the same 
Jefferson Davis hypocrisy, done in the name of "States' Rights" and a "Moral Majority" 
which is neither moral nor a majority.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/aug/27/disney-factory-sweatshop-suicide-claims

http://articles.businessinsider.com/2011-08-29/news/30018487_1_child-workers-factory-toxic-chemicals

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2092277/Apple-Poor-working-conditions-inside-Chinese-factories-making-iPads.html
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Update:  In the month of August 2011, the Trade Balance Deficit with China, alone,
increased  by 7.42%, to $29 billion.  This is the statistic for one month of trading, in
terms of goods and services.  This was a new record at the time.   In as much, China
came out on top for the 304th consecutive month, in its trading with the United States.
Furthermore, the United States has not had a trade balance surplus in trading with the
Chinese Communist Dictatorship since April of 1986.  This amounts to 24 years and
16 consecutive months of money leaking into a dictatorship, by the billions per month.
America is a leaking ship soon to capsize.  It is now the of 2013.  The United States
has gone 327 consecutive months accumulating a deficit, in commerce with China.

Here is the irony:  In August 2011, corporate greed breaks a new record, to the detri-
ment of the 90% of the rest of America.  The following month began the showdown
with corporate greed, in the form of the worldwide OWS movement.  FoxNews, in a
predictable fashion, defamed the surprisingly peaceful people who elected to assert
their First Amendment Rights.  All the while,  official statistics prove that the First
Amendment people of Zuccotti Park were generally correct.  Greed has been destroy-
ing America all along, and sweatshop importation has been the vehicle doing so.

http://www.economicpopulist.org/content/trade-deficit-august-2011-456-billion

Now, the most current news (at the time of this writing) is that the monthly Trade
Balance Deficit,, in trading with China, has decreased (narrowed) in February and
March 2013.  In fact, the total U.S. Trade Balance Deficit  decreased.  Yet, it was
still woefully significant ... detrimental to the U.S. money supply.   In January, the
trade deficit in trade with China was $27.8 billion.  In February, it was $23.4 billion
lost to the quintessential sweatshop profiteer nation.    In March, the amount lost to
a China notorious for its civil rights abuses was $17.8 billion.  Money lost to China,
in unfair trade practices, for the first the months of the Year 2013, was $69 billion.

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/united-states/balance-of-trade

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/04/05/international-trade.aspx

http://www.fool.com/investing/general/2013/05/02/international-trade-2.aspx
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The Laws Against this Type of Profiteering Were
Already on the Books, in United States Federal Law.


It wouldn't have required any courage for any public figure to have stepped forth

and initiate movements designed to end America's complicity with slave labor pro-
fiteering.  This is because laws against it are already on United States law books.  
There's Section 307 of the 1930 Tariff Act, along with the May 2000 amendment 
to that act.   Both are found in 19 USC 1307.   How much does NAFTA conflict 
with this? 

Despite the Law, Sweatshop Labor
Importation Has Been Rampant


There is a loophole in the 1930 Tariff Act.  The law doesn't prohibit the importation 

of indentured/slave/convict/forced labor products "which are not mined, produced, 
or manufactured in such quantities in the United States as to meet the consumptive 
demands of the United States."  In addition, there are recent trade agreements that 
don't require the enforcement of morally needed international labor laws.  This means 
that foreign workers stand in direct jeopardy of being brutally abused, due to no pres-
ent legal recourse, short of the Nuremberg case law authority.  Plus, there is the alle-
gation that the 1930 Tariff Act is not being enforced.  

The evidence is publicly evident.  Sweatshop labor, forced labor, and plantation la-
bor is rampant throughout the modern world in general.  So, is the used of minors
as combat soldiers.  Many products made by laborers defrauded of their wages
have been entering American docks and airports for years.  It's equivalent to re-
ceiving stolen property on a grand scale.  It has robbed America of its money 
supply.

The names of the corporations who have capitalized on sweatshop labor have long 

since been posted throughout the Internet.  Some have faced federal lawsuits.  In 
fact, the offending corporations were often household names.  The amount of avail-
able information on this topic is so vast that it would require at least an entire web
page, in order to post the links to it. 

A 2007 National Labor Committee Report on Sweatshop Crucifixes 
http://www.nlcnet.org/reports?id=0014

A 2007 New York Sun Report on Sweatshop Christmas Ornaments
 

http://www.nysun.com/business/report-sweatshop-workers-made-wal-mart-ornaments/68008/

A 2007 News Report Issued by Reuters India on the Christmas Ornaments

http://in.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idINIndia-30958720071212

Additional Reading Material of Related Topics Includes:


A 2010 MWC News Article Reporting on the
Findings of the National Labor Committee

http://mwcnews.net/focus/analysis/862-global-sweatshop-wage-slavery.html

A 2011 News Article Reporting Disney Factory Sweatshop Suicides
 

http://www.guardian.co.uk/law/2011/aug/27/disney-factory-sweatshop-suicide-claims 

A 2011 News Article Reporting 8 Cent Per Unit Pay for NFL Shirts
Sold at $25 per Shirt:  This Translates into 72 to 92 Cents an Hour

http://www.globallabourrights.org/reports?id=0623

A 2012 News Article Reporting on Apple Iphones Being Made by
the Under-aged, in 16 Hour Daily Shifts, at 70 Cents an Hour
 

http://www.huliq.com/10282/apple-foxconn-electronics-manufacturer-blamed-chinese-child-slave-labor 

A Sweatshop Table of Contents of multiple reports
http://www.globallabourrights.org/reports

When You Liberate Others, You Liberate Yourself

A properly paid foreign worker has a way of increasing product demand for Amer-

can products, even from a third party nation.  For example, properly paid Chinese 
workers might only buy from Europe.  However, the increased European revenue 
might result in Europe importing more from America, thereby bringing income to
America.  Such a thing puts American workers back to work, assuming that the
level of manufacturing will increase in the United States, so that workers will be in
demand.  Such a thing can also enable mid-sized entrepreneurs to either compete 
in smaller scaled markets or more easily enter the ranks of subcontractor, simply by
virtue of increased demand.

Slave Labor Profiteering is Even an Injustice
to the Citizenry of the Nation that Engages in it
 


Foreign slave labor profiteering results in unfair advantages over the citizens of the 
nation that practices it.   This is because those who profit from foreign slave labor 
steal economic power from the multitudes, and in the process, they steal multiple 
advantages from their fellow countrymen.   That is to say, they cheat in order to 
get their standing in life, and that is unfair to everyone else.   After all, the average
entrepreneur cannot compete with the low wage advantage that these corporations
use for their selfish gain, at the expense of the US Trade Balance Account and the 
Gross Domestic Product, as well as the per capita income.  Foreign slave labor 
profiteering, therefore, is even an act of violence committed against an offending 
nation's own citizenry. 

A Coast to Coast Crime 

If you deny that you are part of this practice, simply go into your closet and read 
the labels on your clothing.  Then go into your kitchen and read the labels on your 
appliances.  Go next throughout your house, your place of work, and elsewhere, 
reading the labels on the newer merchandise.  If you have any merchandise from 
a sweatshop, then the practice of slave labor profiteering has reached your life.

In addition, if you work for a sweatshop profiteering corporation, you're involved.
You are an accessory to the fact.  This includes what you find under your Christ-
mas tree.