Talk About Horrible Timing

Seriously, folks, somebody needs to get a hold of who is ever running the public relations department at the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese and tell them how the cow ate the cabbage.

Case in point: following Archbishop Elpidophoros Lambrianides’ disastrous march with the the Black Lives Matter a few weeks ago, the blow-back was enormous. So much so that the comments section on the archbishop’s twitter feed was shut down.

In an effort to minimize the damage, the archbishop doubled down on the reasons why he did it in the first place. According to this article (which was published by our friends at (, he used victimology-speak because “as a Greek” he “understands” what it’s like to be a “victim”.

And for good measure, he stated that his mentor, Patriarch Bartholomew, would approve.  Thanks to his inspiration, Elipdophoros didn’t need his blessing as such and so he decided at the spur of the moment to take part in the march with nary a thought in the world.

Since his initial, disastrous stroll with the BLMers, the excrement continues to hit the fan in regards to this odious organization. It’s now obvious to anybody with two active neurons that BLM is nothing but a giant racket. It’s gotten so big, so fast, that it makes Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson look like small-town grifters trying to hustle a game of jacks. Worse, the Department of Justice is actually looking at classifying it as a domestic terrorist organization –for very good reason.

It’s so obvious now that even ordinary African-Americans are waking up to this fact: hundreds of American corporations have funneled close to half-a-billion dollars to these jokers, all within the space of four weeks. Nice work if you can get it.

At any rate, it is terroristic by all indications. In addition to the hundreds of millions of dollars in damage that has been inflicted on dozens of American cities by these miscreants, they have also destroyed government property; not just statues but police precincts as well. Entire black neighborhoods will never be rebuilt thanks to these barbarians.

And now they’ve gone the full iconoclast. One of their luminaries, Shaun King, a pretend black man (hence his derisive nicknames “Talcum X” and “Martin Luther Cream”), has teamed up with BLM to instigate the tearing down of all Christian iconography which depicts Jesus Christ and the Theotokos as “white Europeans”. He not only wants statues of Christ taken down but stained-glass windows destroyed, as well.

Clearly, neither Lambrianides nor his interviewer are aware of these incidents. At least I hope they aren’t aware. Hence, my request that they immediately go to the Archons and ask for the funds necessary to hire a good public relations firm which can help them navigate these tricky waters. Otherwise, he’s probably going to have another photo-op down the road with these iconoclasts as they rampage through his cathedral.

Brethren and Sistren, these people are demon-possessed and they ain’t stopping. A lot of you liberals laughed two years ago when President Trump said that now they are taking down Confederate statues but in a few years they will start taking down statues of Washington All the “smart set” laughed at Orange Hitler. (As far as I’m concerned, Trump is either a time-traveler or a prophet. It’s one or the other.)

Folks, we are way past that now aren’t we? Jefferson, Washington, Grant, Union war veterans, even abolitionists are all coming down in the greatest spate of vandalism since the Gaiseric visited Rome back in A.D. 455. Get it through your heads once and for all: these demons hate Jesus, His Blessed Mother and everything about Christian civilization.

In the meantime, Shay Mikalonis, a Las Vegas policeman (who is a Greek Orthodox Christian), is lying in an intensive care ward, paralyzed from the neck down. He was shot in the back of the head by some SJW/BLM type who no doubt felt that Officer Mikalonis had too much “white privilege”. In the face of this atrocity, all you hear from 79th Street is crickets.

In the meantime, in Russia, Joseph Gleason, an American Orthodox priest who moved his family there has unequivocally condemned that “satanic organization”.–black-lives-matter-n3345 . Please click on the link to find out exactly how satanic that organization is.

Memo to 79th Street: Churchill said that appeasement is the policy of throwing you enemies to the crocodiles, hoping that they’ll eat you last. It never really works.

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  1. George –
    Great minds think alike? 
    Did a Greek Archbishop March to Destroy Icons?

  2. George – I noticed that your Twitter is fairly inactive. Have you looked at Parler, yet? I just signed up a day ago. It seems a lot more friendly for traditionalists than Twitter. 

    • George Michalopulos says

      Thanks for the info! Usually I just retweet things that are sent to me.

  3. His Twitter profile is also blocking the laity en masse.  Seems they think it prudent to alienate those they are supposed to serve.

  4. Antiochene Son says

    The hubris of this man is incredible. Rather than quietly apologizing and retreating to reconsider his outlook, he doubles down.
    Thank you for saying this movement is demonic, George, because it is. Maybe Elpi should sprinkle his compatriots with holy water and see what happens. 
    Word is that CHOP/CHAZ is shutting down to focus on electronic activism. It accomplished it goal. Flush with over a billion dollars, we are going to see a huge wave of censorship, bots, and trolls.

    This is significant.
    It is a public letter by a respected black notable to BLM asking them to form an independent political party.  The more attention it gets, the better.  Some blacks are beginning to see the writing on the wall.
    The Dems will do everything they can to stop it.  But given the momentum in world politics toward tribalism, they may not be able to do so.  If the blacks fracture the Bernistas might not be far behind.

    • Is this Robert Johnson’s “Crossroad Blues II”?

    • A separate, radical black party would destroy the Dems. They’ll shut this down ASAP.

      • George Michalopulos says

        They may very well try.  The question is in doing so, will they further alienate black voters?
        Consider the fact that the Bernie Bros were mightily pissed in 2016 and all indications are that they ain’t too happy today.
        We will see.

        • Well, if they fragment into two or more parties, the left is finished as long as the GOP can keep on truckin’. I’m no fan of the GOP but anything that slightly whiffs of the right will do in this situation.

          • Antiochene Son says

            If it only slightly whiffs of the right, only a slight whiff is what we would get. Maybe they would bring us back to 2005. Such an outcome would not be worthy of the upheaval. 
            The time has come for both parties to be destroyed. The cucky center right Zionists like Graham, Crenshaw, and newcomer Madison Cawthorn can go join the Dems for all I care.
            One might say “but a fractured GOP will lose”. We are beyond the point of elections mattering. Look at what has happened the last four years, or even eight. Elections don’t matter, the power brokers are a uniparty. “Those who make peaceful change impossible make violent change inevitable.”

            It would be worth losing in 2020 if it meant regrouping into a true nationalist party for 2024. That’s how the Republicans arose. They accomplished nothing in 1856 and then swept into power by 1860, on the basis of radical change which was actually enacted.
            There is a three-way open power struggle: the Marxist left, the Zionist-Global Capitalist center, and the Traditionalist right. It’s time for the sides to openly align with their true comrades. 

            • Agreed. I don’t think, however, that a hard right traditionalist party could really arise in the States now. We’ve had decades of conditioning against such notions that it would probably never catch on. Look at how easily the “alt-right” dissolved into factions and infighting.

              If the left wins 2020, I’m not sure if there will be a 2024 at this rate.

              • Antiochene Son says

                I’m surprised that relatively moderate people on both sides are now starting to dip a toe in the water of a peaceful parting of ways among ethnic groups, such as giving the South to blacks, the Southwest to Hispanics, either with or without the present national arrangement. I’ve long said it might be the only way out. Maybe there won’t be a 2024 anyway.

                But for the most hardcore BLM people, it’s not even about self government, it’s only about destroying white people.

  6. He has done so much damage in one short year. Lord have mercy.

  7. While it may well be true that “great minds think alike”,
    it may also be true that “fools seldom differ”.

  8. I served in another country and one of the first rules of living there was “Don’t get mixed up in any politics.  It is not your country nor your business.”

    • George Michalopulos says

      Lina, the problem is this:  most normal human beings of whatever racial, ethnic, or religious persuasion have absolutely no desire to get “involved in politics” short of a local school board congressional election.
      The problem is that these new totalitarians will simply not leave us alone.  It’s not just the tearing down of our historical memory (statues, etc.) it’s their extreme violence and intimidation.  Freedom of speech is moribund.  That cop in Atlanta who shot Rayshaud Brooks has a step-mother who just lost her nice job as a human resources director at some mortgage company.  Why?
      Another woman lost her job because she put absolutely nothing on her Facebook page about George Floyd.  She didn’t say jack-sh!t one way or the other yet she still lost her job.
      This is 1984 territory.  These maoists will not only torture you but before executing you, will demand that you love them.  It’s not good enough for them to punish you, they must destroy you.

      • George you are clicking on all cylinders here great article. Interesting the other day Carlson Tucker was pointing out how BLM and Antifa actually function as a kind of “militia” for Nancy Pelosi and all her numerous cohorts like Swalwell Waters Schiff Schumer all the fired FBI guys Comey McCabe Strzok lots and lots others and how the big corporates Microsoft Nike all the tech social media giants are all funneling big bucks into this “BLM” campaign. Yet, who really is BLM? So far as I know they have no leadership, no charter no philosophy, no organization, it’s a “group think” kind of thing and these people or those people can say well, this is not BLM, BLM doesn’t stand for all the destruction of businesses and monuments and all the human violence while others will claim that’s their means to an end. But the bottom line here is that after their rioting and looting had run its course a day or two it could have been squelched it did not need to go on and on. The politicians, police chiefs, DA’s, and news media aiding and abetting they let all this go on for days on end and all things “SIP” breached out the window 100%. I remember Obama years there was Fergusson and Baltimore and more Baltimore and some other ones but never getting out of hand as now. “Nancy’s militia” pulling out all the stops wreaking as much havoc as they can make Country as miserable as can be whatever cost they think that’s how they get ahead in the polls for November.

      • Michael Bauman says

        George, 1984 True.  Maybe The Cross is the answer? Not Trump?

        • George Michalopulos says

          Michael, Christ is always the answer.

        • Michael,

          I feel you. It is a bad idea to invest everything in Trump or any political leader. I have been cheerleading for Trump to some extent here, sometimes touting stuff just for effect. However, though I believe that both Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin have been raised up by God to meet this moment, we must bear in mind that God also gives us free will and holds us to the consequences, as often as not.

          It is entirely possible that the American people will slap away the helping hand that the Lord is offering them through Trump. He seems somewhat analogous to the Persian King Cyrus to me. I suspect that ordinary Americans even over to the center left can see through what’s been happening.

          Whatever they think about Trump, I don’t think America trusts the Democrat leadership anymore given all the hoaxes, hyperbole, bs and outright lies.

          We’ll just have to pray and be patient.

            • Dino,
              Respectfully, I have to disagree.  People are bored.  That’s about the size of it.  It’s summer.  The temperatures are hot.  Not so much drama as in previous weeks.  We’re leading up to the 4th.  Bored.
              And bored is negative and not good for the incumbent. 
              We are in the calm before the storms hit.  Trump is a reality TV star.  He knows how to rile it up.  He’s holding back to let everyone know that he’s doing this for America, he’s the one who’s going to lead on his terms.
              And when he unleashes it will be glorious.  He’s not a cherry.  He hasn’t come this far for naught.  It will be a re-election he can brag about. 
              You see, and this is not apparent from his demeanor as a Bronx hustler, he is smarter than his enemies.  He had them figured out about three months into his presidency.  He’s just unveiling it on his own terms.  It’s frustrating.  We need be patient.  I don’t like that a man has this much power, but the Fathers endorsed flat out imperium. 
              I don’t have faith in Trump.  I have faith in the Almighty.  But I have to say that He is using Trump.  Now, if the free will of Americans gets in the way of that, God will leave us to our own devices.  But my instinct is that we have the wind at our backs.

              • Sage-Girl says

                WOW —
                Victory ?? I want to believe this

              • Misha,
                Of course I hope you’re right. Soon we will know. 

              • “He’s holding back to let everyone know that he’s doing this for America”

                Currently, I’m more inclined to thinking him all but a prisoner, content with being allowed to remain alive and nominally President, instead of JFK’d or overthrown in an military coup. The entire country seems to have been captured by China, through the Democrats.

          • Michael Bauman says

            Misha, don’t get your hopes up because according to my great and good friend, a black Orthodox dentist here in town “Trump is the Devil”. He has no comprehension why I would even consider voting for Trump. Here in Kansas, my friend’s vote is near meaningless because Kansas’ electoral votes will go to Trump but there it is.

            Here is the kicker: after about 30 minutes on the phone going hard at each other, we had not one bit of animosity toward each other. A good part of that is because I am one of the few white men he has known who really see him. At least that is what he has told me. When he told me that, standing in the cloak room at our parish, he looked very confused perhaps bemused is a better word. I will leave you to figure out what he means.

  9. cynthia curran says

    The BLM dumbies just attack a state Democratic senator in Madison Wisconsin because he filmed their protest. They are getting out of hand.

  10. Austin Martin says

    The archdiocese doesn’t care what the lay peons think. By all appearances they do these schizophrenic public gestures just to rub in your face how much your opinion doesn’t matter. This isn’t a democracy. What’s the purpose of a public relations consultant?
    At least until donations dry up, but that will be another couple years.

  11. The archdioceses do not care what lay people think because they have to fulfil the orders from the top. They serve Mammon. Bishop Elpidophoros plays on the card that Jo Biden will win next elections. This is why Bishop Elpidophoros cancelled in the last minute meeting with president Trump. Somebody told him not to go to meet the President but to put a mask and demonstrate.
    Now, Joe Biden whom his catholic priest decline communion for supporting abortion is a great friend with clown Poroshenko schismatic buddy of Patriarch Bartholomew. They are all in sync and work together against Orthodox Church.

  12. A quick note–I know a lot of Greek publications have been saying he’s Greek and goes to the GOA parish in Las Vegas, but he is not Greek, he is Lithuanian by the account of a Lithuanian society who says the name is Lithuanian. Furthermore, the priest of the parish in question, Fr Seraphim Ramos, who I have known personally and is the picture of personal integrity, stated respectfully on social media that neither he nor the previous priest had any knowledge of the officer or his family going to the parish. We would love to claim him, unfortunately he’s not ours. Just wanted to give you the scoop on him. Thanks George!

    • George Michalopulos says

      Thanks for the info, Sarah.  I have gotten this information from The Greek Reporter,

      • George Michalopulos says

        BTW, does it matter what ethnicity or race he is?  How about all those black policemen who have been killed by the rioters?  Shouldn’t the “Archbishop of America” say something condemnatory about the lynching of police officers in this fair country?
        Or is it all about a rundown seminary in Turkey that was only second-rate at best?

  13. I’m not Orthodox I’m Catholic but I can say for sure that the way these bishops behave is way better than that of Catholic bishops. You perhaps believe that your bishops are not strong enough in defending your faith, take it easy, our Catholic bishops have as their mission to destroy our faith and they are succeding. In ten years the Orthodox in the US will be there. By 2030 there will not be Roman Catholics left in your country. And they deserve that.

  14. “Memo to 79th Street: Churchill said that appeasement is the policy of throwing you enemies to the crocodiles, hoping that they’ll eat you last. It never really works.”
    Here is another Memo – from Kipling this time:
    A.D. 980-1016
    IT IS always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
    To call upon a neighbour and to say: –
    “We invaded you last night – we are quite prepared to fight,
    Unless you pay us cash to go away.”

    And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
    And the people who ask it explain
    That you’ve only to pay ’em the Dane-geld
    And then you’ll get rid of the Dane!

    It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
    To puff and look important and to say: –
    “Though we know we should defeat you,
    we have not the time to meet you.
    We will therefore pay you cash to go away.”

    And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
    But we’ve proved it again and again,
    That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
    You never get rid of the Dane.

    It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
    For fear they should succumb and go astray;
    So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
    You will find it better policy to say: —

    “We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
    No matter how trifling the cost;
    For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
    And the nation that plays it is lost!”

    • Sage-Girl says

      Mikhail ??Thanks for sending video!

      Refreshing — Hodge Twins showing us
      Not all blacks drinking Liberal poison

  15. Hieromonk Gabriel nails it on the truly Orthodox response to George Floyd:
    Would that our hierarchs would say the same.

    • Mom of Toddler says

      I wonder why he includes Gandhi in the quotes of his blog entry?   Not that it’s a bad or untrue statement, but it is certainly interesting to find a Hindu “spiritual quote” instead of an Orthodox one in an Orthodox blog.   If I was an inquirer I might think I should look up Gandhi for some spiritual insight.

      • Gandhi accurately and memorably diagnosed the problem.
        Orthodoxy offers the cure – if we would just take it,

    • Antiochene Son says

      He grants far too many concessions to the mob. 
      No, Floyd died of a heart attack, not of choking
      No, we should not consider removing Confederate statues
      No, it is not about liberty and justice, it is about bolshevism 
      No, it is not latent puritanism, it is a Marxist purge 

      And please, pastors, never quote horrible men like Ghandi or MLK, even if their words are true. Pagans have nothing to teach Orthodox Christians, as we have the fullness of Revelation, and we “possess the spiritual Zion” as the synodikon says.
      And I despise the way the phrase “a more perfect union” is used today. That phrase was not about having a nicer society, it was about improving the union of states, that is, the federal government, after the supposed failure of the Articles of Confederation.
      The latter half of the blog is fine, but he should have left out the rest as conventional nonsense. 

      • rjklancko says

        Don’t we have a credible, and i truly mean credible cleric or bishop to fill the shoes of being able to represent us on the national level?  Clergy and bishops from Catholic and Protestant denominations are always being interviewed,,,,on fox St Patrick’s cathedral appears many times everyday,,,, where are we,,,,are we hiding behind out ethnicity?  Not being visible or providing our perspective does nothing to help our faithful have pride in their church,,,,we are an afterthought,,, our patriarchs, albeit foreigners who look and talk funny, come to the USA and there is nary a mention  in the media.  Yet the media covers every breath the pope takes.  We really need to take a good look at our selves and plot a course for our future,,,,,,,back in the 40 s and 50 s we had stronger leadership and a better vision of who we were and what we wanted to achieve,,,, we became recognized as the fourth major faith and then dropped the ball and squandered the achievement

        • Why this obsession with the media? Being on MSM doesn’t validate our faith. IN fact, I’ll say that being ignored by MSM probably validates it.