Christendom and Franciscan Under Fire: The X-Files, or Just Moldy Scuttlebutt?

Christendom and Franciscan Under Fire: The X-Files, or Just Moldy Scuttlebutt?

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Christendom and Franciscan Under Fire: The X-Files, or Just Moldy Scuttlebutt?

Throughout the crackling, saccharine, but ultimately hollow excitement of the Clinton 90s (themselves the Indian Summer of the upbeat Huey Lewis and the News mood of the Reagan 80s), nerds the world over—and even some normal people—spent their Sunday evenings glued to the newly-ascendant Fox Television, watching what is still unquestionably the greatest (but too occult-laden for a traditional Catholic to watch) sci-fi series in the history of television: The X-Files.

A combination of “monster of week” Twilight Zone-style horror and “mytharc” conspiracy lines scattered across the murky moral landscape of late twentieth century America, the X-Files played upon the paradoxical but quintessentially American qualities of extreme skepticism and easy credibility. Many of the adventures of the two crime solving FBI agents who led the show, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully (a practicing Catholic in the series), would involve a verifiable piece of historical oddity along with a ridiculous fictional embellishment that the viewer knew to be false.

One of the most haunting and brilliant mytharcs covering three engrossing episodes, “Anasazi,” The Blessing Way,” and “Paper Clip,” is based upon the historical “Operation Paper Clip,” the trafficking of German scientists via “rat lines,” some of which ran through the Vatican, to the United States where former members of the German National Socialist Workers Party lived comfortably in the newly burgeoning Sun Belt from which they helped the US win the space race.

However, in the fictional spooky world of Mulder and Scully, these German scientists were, in fact, developing human-alien hybrids in the deserts of New Mexico.

The terrified but enthralled viewer would leave the show unclear where fact and fiction ended, and because the internet, which had been invented by the then vice president Al Gore, was province of the few, the audience could shrug off the reality that large numbers of Nazis came to the United States to work as scientists and whose work and ideas may have seeped into the military industrial complex as merely a “conspiracy theory.”

However, as accusations of misconduct in the Clinton White House (in which the Lewinsky scandal was just a cover for Chinagate and a mysterious trail of dead bodies that seemed to follow Bill and Hillary wherever they went) and the growing sense that maybe the government, which was growing increasingly totalitarian in scope, was not on the side of the American people, The X-Files’s motto “The Truth is Out There” always nagged at even the most normal American viewer ensconced in front the glowing television during the “Nifty 90s.”

 

(As a “crazy but probably true” side note, your author would like to caution that the depiction of demonic activity in many episodes of the show makes the X-Files not so much a near occasion of sin, but a near occasion of demonic oppression, so he is not suggesting that anyone go out and watch the show).

After the horrors of September 11, a day on which three steel structures collapsed into free fall after a fire had raged in them for a matter of hours and a Boeing 757 flew into the side of the Pentagon but miraculously left practically no debris, a conspiracy culture quickly spread across the internet, ushering in a reign of extreme skepticism that has effected practically everyone who has ever opened up an internet browser.

However, this conspiracy culture itself has not lasted for long on the internet.

As the predicted dates of internet doomsday prophecies of nuclear Armageddon, economic collapse, and catastrophic meteor showers have come and gone, a second wave of cynicism and doubt has overcome those who had quickly purchased cases of ammunition and crates of Ramen to outlive the zombie apocalypse but were stuck with concerned neighbors and a hefty monthly credit card payment.

Rounding the second decade of the 21st century, we are thus all stuck with that old X-Files feeling of being caught between fact and fiction, skepticism and belief, but at the same time nagged by the feeling that “the truth is out there.”

The X-Files feeling has recently crept into the current discussion of the crisis of Catholic higher education.

Earlier this year, two of the flagship conservative Catholic colleges in the United States, Christendom College and the Franciscan University of Steubenville, came under attack from a host of bloggers and journalists who happened upon cases of alleged rape and sexual abuse committed against female students at the school by male students.

The attacks were first initiated by disgraced blogger Simcha Fisher who transformed her criticism of Christendom College’s alleged mishandling of sexual assault to an attack on Christendom’s allegedly “rigid” policies.

Fisher’s attack prompted a chastened, hang dog response from Christendom, which, in turn, prompted a demand from Fisher that Christendom College President resign.

However, Fisher’s attack was merely the beginning of an all-out war on conservative Catholic institutions.

This war quickly spread to an attack on the second of the two most prominent Newman Guide Colleges, the Franciscan University of Steubenville, as Jenn Morson, a writer for the (of course!) Washington PostattackedFranciscan for allegedly mishandling sexual abuse claims.

Upon first glance, these attacks appeared to be from disgruntled Catholic cat lady bloggers who had happened upon genuine instances of abuse, which may have been mishandled, and then used to them to further draw attention to themselves as journalists.

But then something weird happened.

Austin Ruse at Crisis Magazine has added a missing element to the saga of “L’Affair Christendom,” which has morphed into “L’Affair Steubenville” as well. It turns out that at least one of the Catholic journalists promoting the stories of young women who claimed abuse at the hands of young men on the campuses of Christendom College and Franciscan University was, in fact, being funded by a James Bondesque former Nazi collaborator, “hit and run” capitalist, and current promoter of “genocide level” migration into the West.

Who has Christendom and Steubenville in his sights?

soros

If you guessed billionaire George Soros, then, dear reader, you are correct.

It turns out that the hit piece against Franciscan University was financed by a group called The Media Consortium which in turn was financed by George Soros’s very own Open Society Foundation (an organization dedicated to both financial looting of the West as well as the active promotion of degeneracy).

Ruse, thanks to the gumshoe work of Catholic News Agency’s Mary Reznec, notes that National Catholic Reporter’s CEO Caitlin Hendel is even on theleadership board of the Soros Funded Media Consortium.

But both Ruse and Reznec’s excellent work is not the end of the story, however.

Doesn’t it seem a little strange that an 87-year-old “Hungarian” (Soros constantly changes his identity) supervillain would seek to upset two humble Newman Guide colleges in the United States?

George Soros, the perfect super villain, is just too good to be true and has all the qualities that conservatives hate in a bad guy. But that is precisely the problem: Soros, who looks literally like a walking corpse, appears a little bit too much like a bad guy from the X-Files.

Also, he is really, really old. How much time in his day between naps, giant owl worshipping, and administration of super drugs to keep him going does Soros have to plot the downfall of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, home of Scott Hahn and “the Barons.”

Is it possible that there is someone behind Soros himself for whom the “Hungarian” arch villain serves as the public face?

Let’s take a look.

To find out who Soros is, we simply have to find out who protects our “Hungarian” friend and who finances him.

Soros began his career in the early 1960s working for the New York bank Arnhold & S. Bleichroeder, which, itself is part of the network of banks tied to the most famous banking family of the past two hundred years: the Rothschild family. In fact, as the mainstream Washington Times reported in 2011, George Soros’s Quantum Fund was kick started in 1969 by Rothschild banker, George C. Karlweis. The Rothschild’s also have the bankers Richard Katz and Niels S. Taub who sit on the board of Quantum Fund.

Yes, those Rothschilds.

If anything, George Soros is simply a front for the Rothschild family (and who knows who is behind them).

Thus, if our Catholic X-Files “mytharc” holds, then The National Catholic Reporter (and, your author is willing to bet, some of the other left wing Catholic platforms attacking Steubenville and Christendom) is ultimately funded by a nefarious banking family that, for all intents and purposes, are the “Illuminati” of the “Illuminati.”

Or maybe “L’Affaire Christendom et Franciscan” has nothing to do with any of these conspiracies, and it is simply the case that some embittered Catholic bloggers are lashing out at the conservative Catholic institutions that had burned them in the past. Fisher has, for her part, denied Soros funding, and we should give her the benefit of the doubt.

the smoking man

In the end, we are stuck with several layers of weirdness that the X Files’ own cigarette smoking man would be proud of.

It certainly is possible that the Church has been infiltrated by agents or at least assets of the Deep State who are gas lighting wounded young Catholics into supporting a coup against the two strongest citadels of Catholic higher education in the country.

However, the more likely case is that a group of angry, bitter 30-something Catholics never took the “trad pill”, but stayed waffling in the no-man’s-land of loosey-goosey JPII Catholicism and have followed the white rabbit of modernism down into a dark hole of degeneracy, conservative Novus Ordo piety, and Baskin Robbins ice cream cakes eaten alone while watching Game of Thrones.

The shadowy forces using George Soros’ money and public face as a conduit found these wounded, angry consumers of “Celebration Cookie Cake”, and have been feeding them money and giving them an outlet for their bitterness.

Whatever the case may be, we know that, in the end, “the truth is out there”.

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One comment on “Christendom and Franciscan Under Fire: The X-Files, or Just Moldy Scuttlebutt?



  1. Bill Gannon: Hey, Joe, why are the Illuminati picking on Christendom College and Franciscan University or Steubenville?



    Sgt. Joe Friday: It’s nothing new. Just ask Father Hesburgh and the Rockefeller Foundation about what happened to Notre Dame.
    But if Agent Mulder and Agent Scully can’t find the Illuminati and anti-Catholic secret society against the Catholic Church, they better seek another line of work.



    Agent Mulder: The Illuminati?



    Agent Scully: In Ohio?



    Father Mulcahy, S.J.: What a coincidence. I know some modernists in Ohio.



    Cancer Man: I’ve been to Ohio. We have some top people there at Wright-Patterson.



    Agent Mulder: Do you think they could get us Cleveland Indians tickets?



    [Pay No Attention to Secret Society Hand Signs]





    Kwai Chang: I am wondering, Master….



    Master Po: What is puzzling you, Grasshopper?



    Kwai Chang: I am wondering, Master….perhaps Agent Mulder and Agent Scully did not understand the question.



    Master Po: Strange, indeed, are the ways of the Illuminati, are they not, Grasshopper?





    Dr. Strangelove: Ja, ja!



    Opie: Paw! Paw! When I grow up I’m gonna make me a movie about The Da Vinci Code, ’bout how Jesus married Mary Magdalen and founded the occult secret society, the Priory of Sion in France, to preserve the occult secret knowledge the Pope and the Catholic Church was trying to suppress to keep us in them Dark Ages and all.



    Sheriff Andy: Now, where did you get that idea, Opie?



    Opie: At the white trash chapter meetin’ of Skull and Bones. They told us that Jesus got so turned on by Mary Magdalen’s massage with anointing oil that he had to marry her after they had pre-marital sex, practicing the occult secrets of coitus reservatus to amplify the kundalini energy of their chakras to make crops grow better, and that he founded the occult gnostic secret society the Priory of Sion, that guards his special bloodline in France, just like in The Da Vinci Code.



    Deputy Barney Fife: Jiminy Cricket!





    Bill Gannon: Don’t tell me Disney is connected up with this?



    Sheriff Andy: Well, now, what else did they tell ya about this at this here occult secret society meetin’?



    Opie: That there was nothing divine about Jesus. He was just a mortal man and regular Joe Six-Pack who faked his death on the cross, but that his bloodline with Mary Magdalen had special, magical, occult powers which is why the Illuminati and gnostic secret societies helped keep it hidden while they were promotin’ circuses and strippers at annual conventions and what not, to prove they weren’t repressed by the Church and the Pope and all.





    Sheriff Andy: Well, now, that there is some story, Opie. Some story.



    Professor Langdon: Uh oh. Opie’s revealing too many occult, gnostic secrets.



    Sophie Neveu Saint-Clair: Opie mentioned the gnostic secrets of coitus reservatus. Has he been given permission by the order to discuss that publicly?



    Hans Küng: I would like to comment on that.



    Immanuel Kant: But we have not yet discussed the neo-Kantian dimensions of the conspiracy to subvert Catholicism…









    Brother Silas: Hand over the suppressed chapters of Aristotle’s treatise on comedy in the Poetics

    .


    Catwoman: Can he do that?



    Batman: Many things are possible in the exciting world of classical scholarship and Ancient Greek philosophy, Catwoman.





    Catwoman: How interesting, Batman. I’ve always been interested in ancient Greece.



    Batman: Would you like to discuss more deeply over milk and cookies?



    Catwoman: OK. But you’ll have to drive.



    Aristotle: Did you hear someone call us?





    Reverend Neuhaus: That’s my opening….Forgive me for interrupting again as aggressive and pushy professional Protestant converts sometimes do, but speaking as a semi-recovering former Lutheran familiar with the pitfalls of eliminating reason and logic from discussions of religion, this might be a good time to discuss the Naked Public Square in modernity, Max Weber’s concept of disenchantment in modern culture, and Professor Taylor’s secularization theories….

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