Pope Francis in his Palm Sunday homily decried what he called indifference to the refugees flooding into Europe, making a comparison to authorities who washed their hands of Jesus’ fate ahead of his crucifixion. Francis abandoned his homily text to lament Europe’s handling of the influx of migrants and asylum seekers fleeing war, persecution or poverty from Syria, Iraq, Africa and elsewhere. Palm Sunday recalls a crowd’s triumphant welcome of Jesus entering Jerusalem. But soon Jesus would be condemned to be crucified after a series of authorities declined to rule on his fate. Francis drew a parallel to that with some European countries’ refusal to take responsibility for some of the more than 1 million refugees who reached European Union shores last year after risky sea voyages arranged by smugglers. Jesus was “denied every justice,” the pope said. “Jesus also suffered on his own skin indifference, because no one wanted to take on the responsibility for his destiny.”Backwards, of course. Antichrist reverses all facts, all logic, all morality. Jesus was a NATIVE of the country that was ruled from Jerusalem. The authorities were OCCUPIERS, exactly as EU is OCCUPYING most of Europe and imposing criminal migrants on the natives. Jesus was a revolutionary by all normal standards, actively working to overthrow the government. He wasn't an unjustly accused heretic. The Roman occupiers gave Jesus a legally correct trial with plenty of opportunity to recant his revolutionary activities. Much better treatment than EU gives to the COMPLETELY INNOCENT German and Swedish women who are raped by their occupying troops. Haven't heard Antichrist defending those INNOCENT women.
Polistra was named after the original townsite of Manhattan (the one in Kansas). When I was growing up in Manhattan, I spent a lot of time exploring by foot, bike, and car. I discovered the ruins of an old mill along Wildcat Creek, and decided (inaccurately) that it was the remains of the original site of Polistra. Accurate or not, I've always liked the name, with its echoes of Poland (an under-appreciated friend of freedom) and stars. ==== The title icon is explained here. ==== Switchover: This 2007 entry marks a sharp change in worldview from neocon to pure populist. ===== The long illustrated story of Polistra's Dream is a time-travel fable, attempting to answer the dangerous revision of New Deal history propagated by Amity Shlaes. The Dream has 8 episodes, linked in a chain from the first. This entry explains the Shlaes connection.