“These crimes were unimaginable, and that they could’ve been countenanced and enabled by such an iconic institution, it gave us so much energy to pursue the story and get the story and make it public.” ~Walter Robinson, NPR, October 2015
“Spotlight” Movie Review
I recently went to the film “Spotlight” which portrays the Boston Globe’s investigation and coverage of the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal. Their reporting and revelations won them the 2003 Pulitzer Prize and prompted admissions of similar abuse from victims around the world.
I assumed that this film wouldn’t get a lot of publicity as it exposes the cover-up of the pedophile priests by the court system, attorneys, media execs and the church; however, it just got 6 Oscar nominations.
Of course I had to research further to figure out the agenda behind wanting this movie to be seen by mainstream audiences.
What I discovered is that ‘Spotlight’ is more than likely being used as a propaganda piece to condition Americans into believing that the scandal is fully in the past and to forget the gravity of the Vatican crimes against humanity. The film shifts the focus away from the church and onto the feel good determination and heroism of the Boston Globe’s investigative journalists.
Many people are still in the dark that mainstream media is often biased and misleading and is used to influence the population toward an agenda set by “The Powers that Be”.
Another interesting find:
The mainstream media won't tell you this, but the Boston Globe's reporting routinely minimized the critical role that secular psychologists played in the entire Catholic Church abuse scandal. Time after time, trained "expert" psychologists around the country repeatedly insisted to Church leaders that abusive priests were fit to return to ministry after receiving "treatment"under their care. Indeed, one of the leading experts in the country recommended to the Archdiocese of Boston in both 1989 and 1990 that – despite Geoghan's two-decade record of abuse – it was both "reasonable and therapeutic" to return Geoghan to active pastoral ministry including work "with children". TheMediaReport.com SPECIAL REPORT Fact Checker: Mainstream Media Promotes Hollywood’s ‘Spotlight’Movieand the Boston Globe’s Dishonest Reporting
This is much like the Family Court System which is designed to cover-up domestic violence and child abuse by changing the language, “It’s just a divorce and custody dispute” vs.”domestic violence and abuse”, which in the past would have been addressed in the criminal courts. In this system, parents are forced to work it out by bringing the mental health component into the court system via custody evaluators, parenting consultants, guardians-ad-litem, supervised visitation, foster care, and reunification therapy to name just a few. How is someone supposed figure out how to parent with someone that’s assaulting them? This is about control and profit by forcing consumption of therapeutic services designed to keep families stuck in the procedural confusion of the courts, while funneling private and tax payer dollars through court connected programs and corporate-collaborator government officials.
Top 5 HHS Programs Endangering Women and Children – Anne Stevenson Journalist, Policy Analyst~HuffingtonPost.com
Excerpts from: Before It’s News “The 3 City States that Control the Whole World”
City of London – FINANCE Vatican City – RELIGION Washington DC – MILITARY
The flag in Washington’s District of Columbia has 3 red stars, each symbolizing a city state within the three city empire. The three city empire consists of Washington D.C., London, and Vatican City. London is the corporate center of the three city states and controls the world economically. Washington’s District of Columbia city state is in charge of the military, and the Vatican offers spiritual guidance. The constitution of the district of Columbia operates under a tyrannical roman law known as lex fori, which in no way resembles the U.S. constitution.
The three sovereign, corporate “city states” are not part of the countries they are located in. They have their own laws, and identities, as indicated by their respective flags that clearly control the whole world.
Quotes from “Spotlight”
Michael Rezendes: This is not just Boston. This is the whole country, the whole world. They knew and they let it happen! It could’ve been you, it could’ve been me, it could’ve been any of us.
Marty Baron: The Boston priests molested kids in six different parishes over the last 30 years. The church found out about it and did nothing.
Mitchell Garabedian: So, I pull out the 14 most-damning docs and I attach them to my motion and they prove everything, everything, about the church, about the bishops, about law.
Michael Rezendez: And it’s all public cause your motion to oppose Rogers motion is public.
Mitchell Garabedian: Yeah, exactly, now you’re paying attention.
Michael Rezendes: So I could just walk into that courthouse right now and get those documents?
Mitchell Garabedian: No, you cannot, because the documents are not there.
Michael Rezendes: But you just said they’re public.
Mitchell Garabedian: I know I did but this is Boston and the church does not want them to be found so they are not there.
Michael Rezendes: Mitch, are you telling me that the Catholic Church removed legal documents from that courthouse?
Mitchell Garabedian: Look, I’m not crazy. I’m not paranoid. I’m experienced. Check the docket. You’ll see. They control everything.
Walter ‘Robby Robinson: We got two stories here: a story about degenerate clergy, and a story about a bunch
of lawyers turning child abuse into a cottage industry. Which story do you want us to write? Because we’re writing one of them.
Mitchell Garabedian: “If it take a village to raise a child, it takes a village to abuse them.”
Former St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt quit a temporary post at a Michigan church Thursday, following a wave of protests from Catholic parents and abuse victim advocates.
Michigan residents opposing Nienstedt’s Jan. 6 assignment at St. Philip Catholic Church had bombarded their diocese and the media, and even pulled tuition support for a Catholic school associated with the church.
“I was surprised it took an outcry for them [church leaders] to make the right decisions,” said Samantha Pearl, a parent at St. Philip who was an outspoken critic of Nienstedt’s move to her parish. “I’m relieved.”
Advocates for clergy abuse victims also were taken aback by the swift departure of St. Paul’s former archbishop, who was scheduled to help out at the Battle Creek church for six months.
“This is a first in my lifetime: A grass-roots effort drove this man out of town,” said Bill McAlary, a Michigan leader of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP). “It shows that if the people take action, we can clean up this mess.”
The bottom line is that there are still many people that are resistant to the higher truth that our institutions have been hijacked by fundamentally immoral thugs! People don’t want to admit that there is a systemic abuse of entrusted power for private gain and that our government does not keep us safe. This denial is how entire communities become complicit in allowing egregious crimes against humanity. When things are not going well, until you get the truth out on the table, no matter how ugly, you are not in a position to deal with it. Bob Seelert, Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi Worldwide (New York)
“One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
― Carl Sagan, The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark