Found on a scratch pad… Written quite a while ago and for some reason never posted. I’ll put this up in its raw form, and let you sort it out.

Paul Kengor now on Glenn Beck radio and discussing his new book:

Asserts that the assassination attempt on Pope John Paul II in 1981 came down to the Bulgarians through Soviet GRU *from* Yuri Andropov.

Very interesting, and I don’t doubt it….

I said at the time:

Not only does this point seem accurate to me, it takes on an ironic significance and disturbing feel, given the current pope and his brand of socialism.

It brings to mind among other things…. the rather sudden and almost totally unexplained abdication of his predecessor. If we are concerned about the supposed influence of the Russians on recent elections, can we just ignore that the possibility, nay… the probability… Is that the Catholic church has been influenced as well in this?

I have to say that since that time I have seen absolutely nothing that will convince me that that’s not precisely What’s Happening Here.

Facebook Vice President of Ad Product Rob Goldman tweeted Friday that he can “very definitively” say that swaying the election was not the main objective of the Russian actors that meddled in the 2016 elections using social media, but rather sowing discord was their goal.

Why it matters: Facebook executives have been saying for months that the majority of Russian ad spend occurred after the election, meaning the objective of the Russians was to cause disruption and division among Americans, not tip ballots.

Goldman says few outlets are reporting their intent this way because “it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump and the election.”

While I view most things involved with Facebook suspiciously, this one strikes me as absolutely true.

So let’s assume for the moment that the Socialists are attempting to cause disruption and dissension. They’ve been doing this for Generations now and in a variety of ways.

It seems to me that one of the most effective ways to accomplish the goal is to sew mistrust in Christianity, as Marx desired. Like it or not, Western culture is based in the judeo-christian ethic.

But now Ponder. we’ve just spent the last few years watching the far left in this country trying to take out Donald Trump by any means necessary. The linkages between the former Soviet Union and any other socialist country on the planet is impossible to deny.

I’ll leave the implications to you.