Antipope Bergoglio: True discipleship requires freeing yourself from Doctrine

Offered without comment.

“Christian identity isn’t a card that says: “I am a Christian,” an identity card, no. It’s discipleship. If you remain in the Lord, in the Word of the Lord, in the life of the Lord, you will be a disciple. If you don’t remain in Him, you will be one that sympathizes with the Doctrine, that follows Jesus as a man that does so much charity, who is so good, who has right values; however, discipleship is in fact the true identity of a Christian. And it’s discipleship that will give us freedom: a disciple is a free man because he remains in the Lord. And, what does it mean to “remain in the Lord”? It means to allow oneself to be guided by the Holy Spirit.  The disciple allows himself to be guided by the Spirit; therefore, a disciple is always a man of tradition and of novelty, he is a free man — free, never subject to ideologies, to doctrines within the Christian life, doctrines that can be argued . . . he remains in the Lord, it is the Spirit that inspires.

Sorry, it’s not an April Fools’ joke.

https://zenit.org/articles/whats-most-important-is-remaining-in-jesus-reminds-pope-full-text-of-morning-homily/

More signs: Antipope Bergoglio and Pachamama, together again?

This was quite the dystopian scene, wasn’t it?

But did anyone else notice the potted plants and torches, arrayed before St. Peter’s? Was this another Pachamama party?

It looks like they’ve got Him surrounded.

Don’t worry. God is in control.

Sorry, not sorry: “This model is intended to help make fast decisions, not predict the future”

You can’t make this up. The disclaimer is right there at the top of the website, designed by leftists, so you can select the state you live in to see the Graph of Death that isn’t real and they fully admit it isn’t true.

https://covidactnow.org/

Commentary from Madeline Osburn at The Federalist:

As U.S. state and local officials halt the economy and quarantine their communities over the Wuhan virus crisis, one would hope our leaders were making such major decisions based on well-sourced data and statistical analysis. That is not the case.

A scan of statements made by media, state governors, local leaders, county judges, and more show many relying on the same source, an online mapping tool called COVID Act Now. The website says it is “built to enable political leaders to quickly make decisions in their Coronavirus response informed by best available data and modeling.”

An interactive map provides users a catastrophic forecast for each state, should they wait to implement COVID Act Now’s suggested strict measures to “flatten the curve.” But a closer look at how many of COVID Act Now’s predictions have already fallen short, and how they became a ubiquitous resource across the country overnight, suggests something more sinister.

Founders of the site include Democratic Rep. Jonathan Kreiss-Tomkins and three Silicon Valley tech workers and Democratic activists — Zachary Rosen, Max Henderson, and Igor Kofman — who are all also donors to various Democratic campaigns and political organizations since 2016. Henderson and Kofman donated to the Hillary Clinton campaign in 2016, while Rosen donated to the Democratic National Committee, recently resigned Democratic Rep. Katie Hill, and other Democratic candidates. Prior to building the COVID Act Now website, Kofman created an online game designed to raise $1 million for the eventual 2020 Democratic candidate and defeat President Trump.

Perhaps the goal of COVID Act Now was never to provide accurate information, but to scare citizens and government officials into to implementing rash and draconian measures. The creators even admit as much with the caveat that “this model is designed to drive fast action, not predict the future.”

Full story here: https://thefederalist.com/2020/03/25/inaccurate-virus-models-are-panicking-officials-into-ill-advised-lockdowns/

The disclaimers at the Act Now website include the following:

What are the current limitations of the model?
  • Only a small fraction of the world has been infected. It’s a new disease. Variables will change.
  • R0s for interventions are guesses, in some cases informed by data. There is no historical precedent for what is going on right now to draw from.
  • The model does not adjust for the population density, culturally-determined interaction frequency and closeness, humidity, temperature, etc in calculating R0.
  • This is not a node-based analysis, and thus assumes everyone spreads the disease at the same rate. In practice, there are some folks who are “super-spreaders,” and others who are almost isolated.
  • Demographics, populations, and hospital bed counts are outdated. Demographics for the USA as a whole are used, rather than specific to each state.

I’m curious about the part where they say, “there is no historical precedent for what’s going on right now.” Are they talking about the COVID, or the response? If they are talking about COVID, what is it that makes this strain unlike anything else that has ever happened in the history of the world? What is it that made us totally destroy our economy for this? What piece of information was given to governments, NHL, NBA, PGA, NCAA, etc., that all of those organizations, in the span of one 24 hour day (12 March, I believe), decided to totally shut down everything?

It’s happening: Wild death guess now officially reduced by -90% by Dr. Fauci

The modeling that was used (to induce the panpanic) predicted the possibility of 1.7MM – 2.2MM dead in the United States. This was the justification for shutting down the entire economy, putting millions of people out of work, destroying businesses, etc:

Between 160 million and 214 million people in the U.S. could be infected… 1.7 million people could die… 2.4 million to 21 million people in the U.S. could require hospitalization, potentially crushing the nation’s medical system…” Source: https://dnyuz.com/2020/03/13/the-worst-case-estimate-for-u-s-coronavirus-deaths/

Now Dr. Blabbermouth is out on CNN this morning saying it could be 100K-200K dead, TOPS. So he just walked back the CDC’s own modeling and reason for destroying the country… walked it back by 90%. Will anyone in the media call this out? Next he will start honing on the lower end of that estimate. In case you still don’t know, the regular old seasonal flu kills 25K-65K in the U.S. every single year, it’s never even a news item, and I don’t ever remember destroying our country over it. But hey, we need headlines.

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said on CNN’s “State of the Union” Sunday that models suggest the coronavirus will infect millions of Americans and could kill 100,000–200,000, though he stressed that the projections are “such a moving target.” Fauci has been the coronavirus task force’s most outspoken advocate for emergency social distancing measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus, sometimes contradicting President Trump’s more optimistic outlook.

“There are things called models, and when someone creates a model, they put in various assumptions. And the model is only as good and as accurate as your assumptions. And whenever the modelers come in, they give a worst-case scenario and a best-case scenario. Generally, the reality is somewhere in the middle. I’ve never seen a model of the diseases that I’ve dealt with where the worst-case scenario actually came out. They always overshoot.”

https://www.axios.com/fauci-coronavirus-deaths-america-aa3c1c66-329b-49a6-bcc4-50484ace46ed.html

Once this is over, will anyone be held accountable? Will the economic terrorism be punished?

No, none of it will be punished. In fact, they will be PRAISED. It was only because of social distancing, you know. It was only because your super shmaaat Marxist governors forced you to cower in the corner. Otherwise, you deplorable breathers would have killed millions. Never mind how we said we quarantined everyone, but in reality everyone could still go out for McDonalds, for groceries, get beer, meds, whatnot.

The data is publicly available: 97.5% of cases in U.S. are MILD

The vulnerable population is the vulnerable population. Nothing has changed. Elderly, those with underlying conditions, and certain “lifestyle” groups… In other words, the same groups who are always at risk of infection. Any infection. And yes, I can confirm that there are at least three highly visible, highly predisposed lifestyle groups who are about to take the stage: Male flight attendants, male television reporters, and Hollywood celebrities.

Remember, “99% of Those Who Died From Virus Had Other Illness, Italy Says” https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/99-25-of-those-who-died-from-virus-had-other-illness-italy-says/ar-BB11mr4X

Now a word from the combox:

Aqua says:

The panic narrative changes, once the actual facts are revealed. Oops. We killed our economy (jobs, savings, retirement funds, homes) …… for this?

I really believe this is the next phase of the global warming apocalypse mania. How do you get everyone on the planet to submit to global central control? Create a global emergency in which everyone is, at the same time, threatened and afraid. Not parts of the world, but all fear – and thus all are willing to submit to authority (global) that can protect them.

“The planet will burn to a crisp and then drown unless we cancel commerce and transportation, kill off the excess humanity and revert to a globalist communal agrarian society – to get our temp averages down”.

“We will all suffer and die from asphyxiation unless we cancel commerce, transportation, social interaction and Catholic Mass – to kill the virus will take one and a half years of home confinement and globalist communal agrarian society”.

In both cases: you are a murderer, a mass murderer if you disagree with the panic orthodoxy.

Normally we would laugh at anyone who would suggest we eliminate air travel to stop “global warming” or home confinement for months to stop a seasonal virus. But … add FEAR to the mixture, Ahh, then mania overrides all, including facts, and we may submit to most anything. But then, when the fear subsides, the facts still remain. “What have we done? Ooops!”

Aqua, thank you, as always.

Are you watching the “official” numbers, publicly available?

Those are the worldwide numbers. 95% of cases are mild.

What about the U.S.?

https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

107,463 active cases with only 2666 being serious or critical means 104,797 are mild cases.

97.5% of cases in USA are mild.

Unless you are already dying from something else, or your immune system is already compromised, this is a cold/fever. Yes, there are outliers. There will always be outliers. But in the vast, vast majority of cases, nay, nearly all cases, it’s mild.

The number of new cases is going to spike every day for the next week or so, because of all the testing being done. The MSM are going to have a field day with this. Be prepared for real hysteria, because the next 8-10 days are going to be bad. Lockdowns will spread. People with half a sniffle are going to present for testing, and they will be positive. They will be recorded as part of that 97.5%, advised to take Kleenex and liquids, and to stay home.

Meanwhile, many of us are starting to wonder about mandatory testing, mandatory antibody confirmation/certification to return to work, and perhaps mandatory vaccinations. It seems likely that certain states will aggressively agitate for all of this and more.

Here is another interesting viewpoint:

“Here’s the problem, we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus. Not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus. There are no reliable agencies or media outlets for reporting numbers of actual COVID-19 virus cases. This needs to be addressed first and foremost. Every action and reaction to COVID-19 is based on totally flawed data and we simply can not make accurate assessments. This is why you’re hearing that most people with COVID-19 are showing nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. That’s because most Coronavirus strains are nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. The few actual novel Coronavirus cases do have some worse respiratory responses, but still have a very promising recovery rate, especially for those without prior issues.” https://www.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=3071049629614405&id=100001281948141

“Another 200 dead in NYC overnight! Everybody panic!” 25,000-60,000 die in the U.S. every year from seasonal flu, and it’s not even a news story. We are destroying our country over this.

Sum ting wong? Wuhappened to you work?

3.3MM people out of work in one week. Pray for them, seriously.

Oh but don’t worry, $2.2T created out of thin air will fix everything. Government will take care of you. This is like the Ground Hog Day of Christmas mornings for Marxists. Government/MSM invents problem, government inflicts maximum damage to citizens/economy with Martial Law Lite, government miraculously “solves” the “problem” a few weeks from now, thanks be to Martial Law Lite, while government prints money at a criminal rate which our great grandchildren won’t be able to fix. Government saves the peoples, pays the peoples, enslaves the peoples.

So now we know the vector for the errors of Russia spreading to the whole world: A “health crisis.”

Also, we are delighted that you are enjoying Martial Law Lite. Especially the thing where neighbors are ratting our neighbors for going on a walk. Virtue signaling now means all joggers are murderers, by definition.

Fact: CoronaCold manifests as only MILD SYMPTOMS in 95% of patients who become inflected. It is barely a cold, in 95% of people. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Fact: CoronaCold has killed 22,000 in the entire world. Do you know how many people die from the regular seasonal flu every year? Answer: 500,000 to 650,000 people die every year around the world from the boring not newsy seasonal flu that every year we don’t destroy the world economy over. https://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/statements/2017/flu/en/

Hopefully your local diocese is still providing the sacraments as best they can, especially Baptism and Confession. If you are in Newark, you need to move: