Nonetheless, it was a view that Karol Wojtyla not only shared. For the patterns had been set for the millennium endgame. Rhetoric content for the moment to purr that democracy has won its long battle with Leninist Marxism at last; that Gorbachev has seen the light at the top of the capitalist hill and is making his way bravely up that slope. They all give speeches about the end to the nation system of our passing civilization. Finally, once all the individuals who would be in true and serious contention were in place - once all the players had names and faces, as well as ideologies and agendas that were clear - he thought he could simply put the final pieces together. With all the incomparable information of the Papal office at his disposal, he could suddenly train his vision with extraordinary accuracy on the whole human scene.
Those two had fought bloody wars before, and were seemingly willing to go at it again -- this time over the possession of the three islands, Nueva, Picton and Lennox, in the strategically important Beagle Channel. Pole by birth, he was now Roman by adoption. They could regard Gorbachev's very recent railing against a multi-party system and his visit to Lithuania as last ditch attempts to stave off a dreaded result. He measured their behaviour with the gauge of his Roman Catholic morality. It is to be midwifed by the entrepreneur, the banker, the technocrat, the scientist and, ultimately, the lawyer. Among those government leaders who were far more interested in John Paul's policies than his publicity were the leaders in the countries of Eastern Europe and their Soviet masters in Moscow. For many minds, the combination of such transcendent aims with the worldly-wise discernment of a canny geopolitician would have been an unacceptable shock.
S Lewis describes his epiphany event as did Albert Einstein. Il jogging papale -- the papal jogging -- as his clockwork habit was quickly dubbed, was readily taken by lighthearted Romans to fix the time of their afternoon rendezvous. I learned much about the history of Poland that I did not know. For Havel, for Abraham Lincoln, for Papa Wojtyla, the family of man was a supernatural bonding of all the creatures of God, Creator and Redeemer. Far from being questioned or criticized, such spontaneous and rapid-fire visibility -- undertaken, moreover, with an obvious zest and personal energy -- was welcomed by the media and delighted the public. And that is the language each group uses to present its case to the world. He describes Gorbachev's arrival on the scene as practically divine intervention in worldy affairs, and curiously leaves out any of the British or Israeli contributions to the emerging supranational authority he otherwise describes in detail.
Peter's, and to the estimated billion or so people around the world watching on television, the Pontiff gave a glimpse of his mind as Pope, and a look at the vigorous papal policies that would soon prove so troublesome to so many. Every move Gorbachev made underlined for John Paul the Soviet leader's complete understanding of European power as the first springboard of his geopolitical vision; his understanding that such power lay in a Europe that would run from the Atlantic to the Urals; and his understanding that the hinge of that power lies, as it always has, in the area of Central Europe from the Adriatic to the Baltic seas. But if not as a wielder of temporal power yourself, in what guise, then, Holiness? I always assumed it was good at it's core because I wanted to believe that. He identifies this period as the millennium end-game for a , which has three main contenders. The Keys of This Blood is a book of stunning geopolitical revelations. In John Paul's geopolitical analysis, Europe from the Atlantic to the Urals is a giant see-saw of power. Once back in the Vatican, John Paul was unperturbed by any carping criticisms that did begin to surface.
Already well behind the new pace and the new course being set by the Pontiff, the eighteen hundred reporters and commentators assigned to cover this papal trip assumed that the Pope wanted simply to counteract the spread of Marxism -- a recognized target of Vatican and Roman Catholic opposition, after all -- among his clergy and people in that part of the world. It will be an event on public view in the skies, in the oceans, and on the continental landmasses of this planet. Writers, thinkers and politicians, as well as bankers and economists, did think of that world as a loosely coagulated system of states regulated in their mutual relationships by some very generalized and generally observed rules of conduct. Scenarios that show in considerable detail just how and why, in the transition to a world order, the various processes of democracy would have to be shouldered by select groups, themselves picked by other select groups. Motto of the Bishop of Rome: ¡Hagan lío! This book is a real eye opener. There seemed to be no fear of John Paul as a potential Caesar.
He worshiped at the mountain shrine of La Mentorella. For that matter, why would the Pope of Rome discuss them with this Soviet man? The significance of those visits was another matter, however. Questions such as the integration of Eastern Europe and even some parts of the Soviet Union itself into the new European power equation supposedly to take shape from 1992 onward. The Polities of Papacy 33. Given their background and their history, these Globalists of the West have developed a totally different design from Gorbachev's, both for establishing a new world order and, once it is in place, for nourishing and developing it. If those questions were not raised in public, they were surely raised in more than one political chancery and boardroom around the world. © All Content Copyright 2013-2017 ReturntoFatima.
But they were going to try anyway. On the face of it, the champions of Western capitalism—the Transnationalists and Internationalists of America and Europe—appear to be far and away the most effective and powerful architects of a new world order, for the simple reason that their power base rests on the indispensable pillars of money and technology. Peter's Square, crowds literally mobbed him. For there was no gainsaying the effect now evoked in the Internationalist minds of the West. It was the ideal for freedomless people elsewhere.
The Archbishop had met with the Pope in 1987. Those two factors alone made it necessary to take a fresh reading of the efforts to form a new Europe. Exploration had covered the face of the globe. Now, the precise nature of the shift in world affairs is geopolitical. The fact of the matter is, however, that any geopolitical structure worthy of the name would necessitate an entirely different regime of rights and duties.