They “prayed” together? Did the Jew Zelensky convert to Orthodoxy? Or the Patriarch Converted to Judaism? Or Both of them to Abrahamic Pan-religion?
By Nick Stamatakis
You can feel and see the panic on the faces of both Patriarch Bartholomew and Volodymyr Zelensky in our main photo: they are both frightened as they know the end is near. (I just saw that my friend George Michalopulos of “Monomakhos” just noted the same thing… ) You do not need to follow the details of the war in Ukraine, as I have, to understand that this will not end well for either. Why is Zelesnky spending so much time on useless foreign trips at a time his supposedly “successful” counteroffensive is happening? Shouldn’t he be fighting along with his troops? The answer is simple: the counteroffensive failed so “bigly” and miserably and produced so many thousands of casualties and equipment losses that Zelensky is sensing that his time is coming. He understands that the end of all failed dictators in history is the same and that he is likely to be “taken out” either by his soldiers or by the American special forces that “protect” him… This is why he uses more cocaine than …Hunter Biden these days. How else can he withstand the pressure? On foreign trips, he feels safer than at home…
As for Bartholomew, it was reported before and after Zelensky’s visit that the Constantinople Patriarchate is ready to take the historic Lavra Monasteries of Kiev, the “Jerusalem” of Russian Orthodoxy, under its jurisdiction by turning them into Stavropegiac monasteries. Many analysts have noted that Western leadership has been hallucinating since before this war began. Still, recently, even the fiercest warmongers (such as the Council of Foreign Relations) have suggested that NATO should not accept Ukraine under any circumstances. Instead, many in the West are now trying to find an off-ramp and put an end to their failed venture in Ukraine: a) Russia has proven military superiority beyond description (they are at least 10 years ahead in missile technology, and they have easily destroyed or incapacitated all western military systems). b) The sanctions have backfired, and the Russian economy is booming (according to the IMF!!) as the West, especially Europe, faces economic disaster due to the loss of cheap Russian energy. c) Many European countries (France, Netherlands, possibly Germany) are faced with “regime change.” d) The “Global South,” or about 80% of humanity, is now quickly aligned to form financial institutions to detach themselves from the tyranny and exploitation of the West. Janet Yellen was thrown out without an official dinner on her recent trip to China and was treated like a pariah – she went for dinner at a local restaurant!! This tells you everything you need to know…
But Pat. Bartholomew pretends that he has seen nothing of the above and is acting like a Byzantine Emperor, discussing taking over the Kiev Lavras!! Are you serious? Do you really think that the Russians will leave this unanswered? Do you believe that, no matter what this war ends, Putin will not guarantee the religious freedom of the Russian Orthodox in Ukraine? But this was the main reason why he started this war!! If peace negotiations achieve the end of the war, we already know that article number one will protect the followers of the Moscow Patriarchate – who are 70% of Ukraine’s Orthodox. But it is more likely that Russia, after destroying the Ukrainian Army (actually three armies!!) and depleting the West’s munitions inventory, is now ready to take at least Harkiv and Odesa, (traditionally very Russian areas) and move further west.
If the Russian Army crosses the Dnieper River dividing Ukraine, what can stop it before it reaches the Polish border? The experts tell us there is very little to stop them, and we do not see any NATO states willing to mobilize. In this scenario, what will the position of the Patriarchate be after a Russian military victory? Helleniscope had described this horrible scenario at least five years ago, when the notorious contrarian Bartholomew, against all logical advice, proceeded to give the Tomos of Autocephaly to Ukraine. We predicted then that there would be many opportunities for the Turks or the Russians to kick the Patriarchate out of Istanbul for good… Should we forget that the Turks turned Agia Sophia into a mosque just last year? I can imagine many scenarios of the Russians “neutralizing” the “Second Rome” to turn Moscow into the “Third Rome” finally…
This is the end of the road for the mindless policies of Bartholomew. And this is the end of the road for seven decades of the Patriarchate being a tool for the State Department. After the end of the Ukrainian war, this policy will have no reason to exist. Hellenism lost much of its global power because of the Patriarchate advancing the political games of others, (namely Turkey and the American “Deep State”), and will have to reconsider its global policies. The Diaspora communities should take back the lead and try and re-unite Orthodoxy globally: Orthodoxy is one of our ecumenical pillars (along with navigation and cultural heritage). We should also abandon that failed scheme of “feeding the DC Swamp” and establish global organizational structures to deal with the realities of the rising multipolar world.
As for the Church of America, Elpidoktonos will kiss us goodbye sooner than you think… How do I know? In the same way that I understood his role and his trajectory on the day of his election and called him “Elpidoktonos.” Think about it: The King or Queen of England could not stay on their throne one day longer without the people’s approval, and you mean to tell me that corrupt to the core Elpidoktonos will stay here longer? No chance… It is now the perfect opportunity to demand self-governance of this Church!!..
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