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- Typical headlines read: "Pope John Paul Dies, World
Grieves" ... "Pope Championed Communism's Collapse, Mideast Peace"
... "Bush Hails Pope as 'Hero for the Ages'". A tremendous piece
of disinformation has been foisted upon the world: that Pope John Paul
II was a champion of human rights, a defender of liberty, and an ardent
anti-Communist. I don't take this contrarian view lightly, but something
is very wrong when the liberal/leftist media goes to such extreme lengths
to praise a world leader who appears to represent every moral and political
principle that same media despises and denigrates on a regular basis. This
simply does not happen unless the leader either doesn't really represent
those values, or he serves an ulterior purpose for a hidden media agenda.
- As Polish Cardinal, Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul's real
name) collaborated with the Communists, even while appearing to oppose
them. Polish dissident Adam Reed (probably a pseudonym to protect his real
identity), who escaped Polish Communism and started a new life in America,
describes the early collusion that the Polish Catholic Church (under the
guidance of Cardinal Wojtyla) engaged in with the Soviet occupiers. "This
bit about Wojtyla having to do with the fall of Communism is a bit of puffery.
Poland had a different kind of Communism, a Communist state with an officially
established, tax-supported Roman Catholic State Church. Its Communist Party
was run from within by PAX, a Roman Catholic lay organization whose role
was similar to the role of Opus Dei in Franco's Fascist Spain. The head
of PAX, Boleslaw Piasecki, was generally regarded as the country's unofficial
dictator, appointed by the Soviet NKVD/KGB, with the official Communist
government largely front men for PAX.
- "PAX was not organized by the Polish Communist Party,
but by the Soviet NKVD/KGB. At the close of WWII, Piasecki, a long-term
admirer of Franco (his pre-war organization was called the 'Falanga'),
convinced the NKVD representatives in Poland that Poland would be most
readily governed through a close copy of Franco's Roman Catholic totalitarianism.
PAX was set up by Piasecki on the model of Opus Dei, under NKVD control.
Korbonski (who was then the Homeland representative of the Free Polish
government-in-exile in London) writes in his history of this period, that
'Piasecki became the Soviets' most trusted tool in Poland.' The Communist
leaders of the government and the party came and went over the years, but
Piasecki (on behalf of NKVD/KGB) stayed in control of Poland from 1944
through the 1970s.
- "When I [Reed] was growing up in Communist Poland,
lessons in the Roman Catholic catechism, taught by Roman Catholic priests,
were compulsory in the Communist government schools. Regular attendance
at Mass was compulsory in the People's Army. And so on - there was hardly
any place in the world where the Church was more established than in 'People's
- "The Church's relationship to the party and the
government on the one hand, and to KOR [Worker's Defense Committee] and
Solidarity [Lech Walesa's false anti-Communist labor union] on the other,
was always flexible and complex. Once it became evident that Solidarity
had some chance of success, the Church first hedged its bets and then turned
around. And, as in the case of other fallen dictatorships, the Church eventually
re-wrote the textbooks to give itself credit for their fall." [End
of Adam Reed quote.]
- After the Pope's death, Lech Walesa made an astounding
comment in an interview with NPR, according the Pope over half of the credit
for the rise of Solidarity. Of course, what he didn't say was that the
Solidarity movement was a false opposition movement designed to harness
the growing Polish opposition to Communism and give it an outlet that would
protect Communist direction as it went underground.
- Other sources from Poland have stated that there were
many Marxist priests who participated in KOR and Solidarity, who were considered
dissidents against both the state and the Church (which was still trying
to maintain its image as anti-Communist). But, in fact, they were acting
with the approval of the Church hierarchy, just as the Catholic Church
has allowed Latin American Jesuits to foment radical Marxism throughout
South and Central America without restraint.
- Reed proffers the following explanation for the Church's
selection of Wojtyla as Pope in 1978: "At the time of Wojtyla's election
as Pope the cardinals were concerned about the likelihood of a global Communist
takeover, and selected a pope who was experienced in collaboration with
Communist authorities. It was a smart thing to do, but hardly a sound foundation
for moral authority."
- Else Loeser, another Polish skeptic concerning the Pope's
ostensible anti-Communism, points out another indication of duplicity on
the part of Cardinal Wojtyla. She hearkens back to the reactionary environment
within Poland in the 1920's and 30's, when in response to the surging threat
of German nationalism, the Polish government forced all Germans living
in Poland to change their names to Polish variants, and confiscated much
of their property. Loeser reports, "Cardinals Wyszynski and Wojtyla,
in their so-called 'Letter of Reconciliation' in 1965 [a reconciliation
of the Polish bishops with the German bishops over German charges that
the Polish church enforced these Communist edicts upon German Catholics
in Poland], claimed that the Germans were permitted to retain their names,
that nothing was taken from them." This was a brazen falsehood, boldly
contradicting a fact amply documented in history. Loeser asks, if Wojtyla
could make such a bold-faced lie, what can we trust about the rest of the
Pope's rewriting of history during the dark days of Communist occupation?
- I would add, how can we trust what the media says when
they publish such statements and fail to offer a word of challenge to the
obvious historical falsehoods, known to millions of German Poles still
- There's more. The courageous Czechoslovakian defector
Jan Sejna (who has in his possession copies of the secret Czech intelligence
files with names of Communist agents posing as reformers:a list which Vaclav
Havel's government and others thereafter have tried to suppress, because
their names or friends' names are on it) writes that the Catholic Church
was very much involved in the false "fall of Communism" in his
country. Jan Malina, reporting on Sejna's evidence, writes, "In regards
to 'reactionary sects', Czechoslovak [communist] intelligence had three
clerical agents within the Vatican in the late 1960s. They were located,
Sejna asserted, within the sections responsible for foreign policy, finance
- "While you're swallowing the truth about this evil
communist strategy, I would like to point out to the fact that communism
is still very much alive, only now it is successfully pretending to be
'tame' and 'not a threat' to our western Christian societies.
- "After the 'collapse of communism', the STB secret
police and its cadres remained mostly untouched. The communist military
intelligence service ZS GS [Intelligence Service of the Supreme Headquarters]
was never cleaned up from communist officers. Their files are to this day
classified, and the West, NATO and the United States are being deceived
into believing that these communist criminals, the communist military espionage
officers, are somehow the thing of the past. Not so...
- "This policy [to 'subdue attempts of the reactionary
church officials to activate political clericalism that's supportive of
the right wing opposition movements and groups'] was applied to many aspects
of the religious public in the Czech Republic. For example, [in] the Ecumenical
Council of Churches (the Czech Catholic Church is an observer of this communist
founded and still operational group), the chairman till recently was Mr.
Vladislav Volny. [Here Mr. Volny's STB secret police file information is
listed, including his numbers and code name Rudolph]. To become an agent
or secret collaborator, the person had a controller and was recruited to
further the communist cause, to cause any problems to the enemy [in this
case it would be religion and people who trust in God] and to help bring
such people to the communist 'justice.'
- "What is also alarming, when we take a look at the
Czech version of the Catholic Church, with the blessing of the Karol Wojtyla's
Vatican, is the fact that till his death in 1992, the Prague's Archbishop
was one Cardinal Frantisek Tomasek. [Also on the STB registry of agents:code
- "Many priests participated in Solidarity, many cooperated
with communist secret services. But didn't [Pope] John Paul challenge the
politicians in Krakau and even protect the first free 'union of workers?'
[Answer is yes, but the Solidarity Union was a front, not a true opposition
movement.] Through Wojtyla's relationship, the CIA was able to send millions
of dollar through the Vatican to support the 'Solidarnosc.'" [End
of Malina quote.]
- This false image of the Pope being an anti-Communist
works primarily because the media primed the public to consider Solidarity
in Poland as the real anti-Communist opposition. Everyone was saying it,
so how could it not be so? Thus, American conservatives ignorantly assumed
that anyone associated with boosting Solidarity must also be on "our"
- Conservative anti-Communists should have known, after
the Jan Sejna revelations about Czechoslovakia's fraudulent "velvet
revolution," that only false anti-Communists are allowed to rise to
public acclaim. This applies now to the case of the constant world-wide
media campaign promoting and praising the Polish Pope. I'm surprised by
how many solid constitutional conservatives have been taken in on this
barrage of generalities without substance that praise the Pontiff. They
obviously don't know about the facts presented by Polish defectors. The
media knows what conservatives want to hear. Even Congressman Ron Paul,
the champion of US constitutional conservatives, read a eulogy of the Pope
to the US Congress. He is usually savvier about these kinds of deceptions,
but not this time.
- I realize the risk I take in challenging something so
universally accepted by the world, but that's what I must do when deception
is present. I think, perhaps, that conservatives have been enticed by the
illusion that here is their chance to honor one of the few anti-Communists
that has been lauded by the world. They don't seem to see that this strange
anomaly is actually too good to be true.