(Google Translate) RND.DE - Rome. The German cardinal and high Vatican judge Gerhard Ludwig Müller has spread conspiracy myths about an allegedly planned synchronization of people and a surveillance state. The former Regensburg bishop spoke in an interview that behind measures against the corona pandemic there was a financially strong elite.
"People who sit on the throne of their wealth" allegedly see "a chance now to get their agenda through," as the 73-year-old claimed. There is a certain amount of chaos, "also born of the will to use the opportunity to bring people into line now, to subject them to total control, to establish a surveillance state ..."
Vatican does not respond
The Catholic-Conservative “St. Last week the Bonifatius Institute ”from Austria smelled a 2:19 minute video of the conversation with the former head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
Müller confirmed the authenticity of the interview to the German press agency by email. The Vatican initially did not respond to the dpa request. The German Bishops' Conference did not comment on the statements and referred to their call to be vaccinated.
Such formulations occur in conspiracy theories and are carried over to the corona pandemic. The political scientist and expert for such theories Jan Rathje told the dpa about Müller's assertions: “The statements can largely be assessed in terms of conspiracy ideology.” By using the term “Gleichschaltung” he draws “a comparison to National Socialism, which is played down as a result,” said the expert Center for Monitoring, Analysis and Strategy (CeMAS). In addition, Müller mentions the Jewish businessman George Soros in his speech, "which can be seen as an anti-Semitic cipher," said Rathje.
Müller said he did not "actually want to be created and redeemed" by people like former Microsoft boss Bill Gates or Klaus Schwab, head of the World Economic Forum in Davos. The two men, like Soros, often appear in conspiracy myths.
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"We have a certain chaos of covid measures, born on one hand from a lack of knowledge of the effects and dangers of the virus but born on the other hand out of a wish to use this opportunity to subject the people to complete control. To establish a surveillance state, just like the proponents of the Great Reset said themselves.
Klaus Schwab: "Covid is an opportunity"
Many people are dying, they are sick, restricted in their lives, the economy is badly damaged, children cannot go to school, which will have dramatic long term effects for their soul and their spirit.
Then there are people who, from the height of their wealth, look down on these everyday struggles and who then proclaim loudly that this is an opportunity to push their agenda. An agenda which is based on a fraud. Namely the opinion that we can, through modern technology or modern communication, bring forth a new creation, create a new human in their image and likeness.
I do not want to be saved and made in the image and likeness of Klaus Schwab or Bill Gates or George Soros or other such people. People who fly to Glasgow in their private jets and then want to impose measures and restrictions on "the masses" as they call it. From a political point of view, this has nothing to do with democracy where every person has equal rights."
Unsurprisingly this story is nowhere to be found online. At least by google measures. And in America. A few stoolies DM'd me this video the other day and I thought it was some fabricated off-the-wall shit. So I kind of brushed it off.But then I found the full interview above, watched it with English subtitles on, and unless this is one of those deep fakes, this guy, a Cardinal who is a high-ranking judge in the Vatican Court, actually said what he said.
And what he said was that the pandemic has sparked “chaos” and “turmoil” stemming not only from the “lacking knowledge” about the transmissibility and danger of the virus itself, but from the will of the super-rich to “snatch an opportunity to bring people in line”.
The world’s financial elites are now using the pandemic and the measures governments take to fight the spread of the virus to subject people to “total control” and establish a global “surveillance state,” he added. The St. Boniface published a video showing a small part of the interview and the cardinal has since confirmed to the German dpa news agency that the footage is genuine.
“People, who sit on the throne of their wealth,” see an “opportunity to push through their agenda,” the cardinal said, naming Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates, billionaire George Soros and the head of the Davos Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab, among those behind the alleged global control scheme.
The cardinal then accused the global financial elites of an attempt to bring forth “a new man” created “in their own image and likeness,” adding that he would not wish such a fate on himself. “That has nothing to do with democracy,” the former Regensburg bishop, who once headed the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, he said.
Though not able to find anything about this actual interview on any credible U.S. news sites, I was able to find something on The Canadian, a very reputable Canadian news organization. But it was just about the backlash Cardinal Muller's statements caused.
The Canadian - The political scientist and expert on conspiracy theories Jan Rathje told the dpa about Müller’s claims: “The statements can largely be evaluated in terms of conspiracy ideology.” The cardinal and judge at the Vatican’s highest court also explicitly mentioned the American-Jewish investor George Soros. This could “be seen as an anti-Semitic cipher,” said Rathje.
(There's also an article from French Canadian ministry organization "Vigile" here.)
It seems the Cardinal, like anybody else that brings up George Soros' name in a negative way, is being labeled an anti-semite.
Some experts invited by Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine and other media said his words can be interpreted as a comparison between the actions of the modern government and those of the Nazis, whose crimes are thus “played down.” They also said that a mere mention of Soros in such a context can be seen as anti-Semitic.
Later, conference spokesman Matthias Kopp said on Twitter that "he was astonished by Mueller’s words" and added that the cardinal made such statements “as a private person.”
Shockingly, perhaps because he's German born, the Cardinal originally didn't back down.
Mueller responded to the German news agency DPA in an email stating that it is wrong to suggest that anyone who “criticizes the financial elite … is automatically on the wrong side,” and further urged that “super-rich elites in various countries” are exerting an “illegitimate influence” over the people of the planet.
But then the rabbi's came down on him. And came down hard. 700 of them to be exact. I don't think anybody want's the smoke from 700 rabbi's
NCRonline.org - But it was Müller's mention of Soros that led both the Conference of European Rabbis, Germany's antisemitism commissioner and other Jewish leaders to push back.
In response to the interview, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, president of the Conference of European Rabbis, which represents over 700 rabbis, called on the Vatican to "clearly distance themselves from such crude statements and positions.”
Felix Klein, Germany's commissioner for fighting antisemitism, also called on the Vatican to challenge Müller's remarks, adding that his "antisemitic conspiracy myths that are harmful to our society and only exacerbate existing problems."
Similarly, Josef Schuster, president of the Central Council of Jews, said in an interview that Müller's remarks were "clearly antisemitic ciphers" and labeled them as "irresponsible and unacceptable."
The Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder (CSU) also criticized these statements.
Now he's walking some of what he said back, either by force, or on his own. It's unclear. But the German government apparently has a department that oversees anti-semitism, and they were none-too-happy about the remarks either.
RND.DE - The anti-Semitism commissioner of the federal government, Felix Klein, has sharply criticized the recent statements of the former Regensburg bishop, Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Müller, on the corona crisis and called on the church leadership to distance itself.
"It requires a clear, unmistakable distance from the irresponsible statements of Cardinal Müller by the Catholic Church," he told the RedaktionsNetzwerk Deutschland (RND). "The Vatican in particular is challenged here."
Klein emphasized: "The corona pandemic demands a lot from us as a society, it presents us with challenges that we have not previously known in this dimension. Nobody is exempt from the consequences, everyone is affected. ”That is why social cohesion must be strengthened now more than ever.
Now what does all of this mean?
You have as good an idea as I do.
I am the last person to point to the Catholic Church and say, "there's an upstanding, credible organization." (I went to a Catholic High School in Massachusetts, where far too many of my friend's relatives were molested by "men of the cloth")
We're also not talking about the brightest bunch either. Back in August, Cardinal Muller's homeboy, Cardinal Burke, Archbishop Emeritus of St. Louis, spoke out against vaccines, and mandates. Strongly. Only to find himself on a ventilator days later.
But, I do also believe the Catholic Church, the Vatican especially, is so "plugged in" and a part of whatever it is, or whoever it is, that is really pulling the strings behind the curtain, that if there's going to be anybody on the inside that's going to spill the beans, it's going to be a character like a headstrong German Cardinal who has gone rogue.
After a little digging on Cardinal Muller I think he might fit that bill.
The cardinal had already signed an archbishop's manifesto against the corona restrictions in early 2020, in which narratives from conspiracy theories appear. The talk was of the "prelude to the creation of a world government beyond control".
Müller then said that the text was deliberately misunderstood. His criticism was of "the synodal path of the Catholic Church in Germany", the decision-making of which the cardinal had compared to the National Socialists' enabling law, had caused outrage.
Müller led the Vatican's doctrinal congregation from 2012 until 2017, when Pope Francis did not renew the cardinal's five-year term in office.
Since then, Müller has regularly appeared in conservative Catholic media, often critical of aspects of Francis' papacy, such as his decision to limit the use of the traditional Latin Mass and his outreach to the Muslim world.
Despite the cardinal's criticism during his recent interview of "people who sit on the throne of their wealth," he has been a regular speaker at events hosted by the Napa Institute, which organizes conferences for affluent conservative Catholics.
And the organization he was speaking to? The "St. Boniface Institute"? Yah, might be a little sketchy as well -
The St. Boniface Institute, which aired the interview, was founded by Catholic right-wing activist Alexander Tschugguel, who in 2019 stole statues of pregnant Indigenous women (often labeled as the "Pachamama") during the Vatican's Amazon synod from a church near the Vatican and later threw the statues in Rome's Tiber river.
So who the hell knows.
Have the world's elite benefitted from the pandemic? You're delusional or lying to yourself if you deny they have -
CNBC - According to Oxfam, the world’s 10 richest billionaires — which include Bezos, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and LVMH luxury group’s CEO Bernard Arnault — have collectively seen their wealth grow by $540 billion over this period. Oxfam based its analysis of the wealthiest people on the Forbes Billionaires List.
According to Oxfam, their increase in wealth would be more than enough to pay for a Covid-19 vaccine for all, which the organization estimated at $141.2 billion.
Only three of the 50 richest billionaires in the world saw their fortunes shrink, the report added.
It is likely that almost every country in the world will see an increase in inequality due to the pandemic, for the first time since records began, according to the report.
Are they conspiring to benefit even further? To usher in a new world order or "the great reset"?
I guess we're going to find out.