"The unforgiveable sins this earth must confront and overcome are
Nationalism, capitalism, and hoarding. The idea of every nation
should be forgot, price should be struck from the commons, and
princes should be seen for the devils they are. The sins include
our church, secret societies, and other religions which make of
the spirit of God a divide."

Last rites declaration of Ioannes Paulus PP. II (Karol Wojtyla)
2nd April 2005





















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and their mules, if the
doctors had not their square caps and their robes four times too wide, they
would never have duped the world, which cannot resist so original an
appearance. If magistrates had true justice, and if physicians had the true
art of healing, they would have no occasion for square caps; the majesty of
these sciences would of itself be venerable enough. But having only
imaginary knowledge, they must employ those silly tools that strike the
imagination with which they have to deal; and thereby, in fact, they inspire
respect. Soldiers alone are not disguised in this manner, because indeed
their part is the most essential; they establish themselves by force, the
others by show.

Therefore our kings seek out no disguises. They do not mask themselves in
extraordinary costumes to appear such; but they are accompanied by guards
and halberdiers. Those armed and red-faced puppets who have hands and power
for them alone, those trumpets and drums which go before them, and those
legions round about them, make the stoutest tremble. They have not dress
only, they have might. A very refined reason is required to regard as an
ordinary man the Grand Turk, in his superb seraglio, surrounded by forty
thousand janissaries.

We cannot even see an advocate in his robe and with his cap on his head,
without a favourable opinion of his ability. The imagination disposes of
everything; it makes beauty, justice, and happiness, which is everything in
the world. I should much like to see an Italian work, of which I only know
the title, which alone is worth many books, Della opinione regina del mondo.
I approve of the book without knowing it, save the evil in it, if any. These