The original Deepstate
Rome is playing the "reform" game again, calling a special council to "deal with" the total depravity of its monstrous hierarchy.
The absolute total depravity has been constant for at least 1000 years. This particular vice has been a publicly known part of the depravity package for at least 700 years. The "reform" game has been going on since the start. Every 20 years the Church calls up a council to "deal with" the total depravity of its monstrous hierarchy, and every 20 years it stays the same. No reason to expect any difference this time.
Rome is the original Deepstate.
Read Henry Lea's 1877 book.
Especially the last chapter around page 600. It's all tiresomely familiar.
Later thought: There's an important difference between the Deepstate of an empire and the Deepstate of a church. An ordinary citizen can't do anything about the empire. Entire countries can leave the empire, but a citizen in USA has exactly zero power. With a church the situation is reversed. Ordinary people have ALL the power against an evil church. Just LEAVE. Get out. A church can't hurt its members when the members are ELSEWHERE.
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