Circumstances & Chessgame of 20th Century Counter Reformation war
Secreted Agenda Within 1914-1941 Papal War on Orthodox Russia (and more)
Dr. Nicholas Murray Butler, who met Father Ledochowski in 1930, wrote later that "everyone in Rome I was told that Father Ledochowski would rank as one of the two or three greatest heads of the Jesuit Order," an estimate which would group him with such men as Ignatius Loyola, the first [Jesuit] general, Francisco Borgia, the third, and [Claudius] Aquaviva, the fifth.
It was during the twenty-seven year Generalate of Father Wlodzimierz Ledochowski (1915-1942) that the traditional character of the Society received the firmest stamp and clearest definition since the Generalate of Claudio Acquaviva in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. One might even say that Ledochowski insisted on fidelity to the structure of Jesuit obedience, was an almost merciless disciplinarian, and maintained a stream of instructions flowing out to the whole Society about every detail of Jesuit life and Ignatian ideals. He know exactly what Jesuits should be according to the Society’s Constitutions and traditions; and under strong hands of two quite authoritarian Popes, Pius XI and Pius XII, he reestablished the close ties that had once linked papacy and Jesuit Generalate. Ledochowski, in fact, gave renewed meaning to that old Roman nickname of the Jesuit Father General, “the Black Pope. Just as Pius XII can be described as the last of the great Roman Popes, so Ledochowski can be called the last of the great Roman Generals of the Jesuits.Whether WW1 and WW2 were strictly synonymous with the agendas that Ledochowski shared or secreted with Wernz and Pius X -- that both Wernz and Pope Pius X die in rapid succession, Wernz on August 19, Pius X on August 20, mere hours apart just weeks after WWI’s outbreak -- bespeaks a set of assassinations by the faction with its inner core agenda hidden within outer agendas they had openly presented- with both the ‘White’ and the “Black’ Popes enticed to start something before being pushed out of the way for the enticer – the one that devised the grand plan – to take over the command in order to effectuate various changes required for bringing about his obscured inner core agenda.
There seemed, indeed, during those years of Ledochowski, Pius XI, and Pius XII, no real limit to what both Jesuitism and overall Roman Catholicism could achieve. Even – especially, we should say – in the afterglow of Ledochowski’s long reign and into the Generalate of his successor, Belgian Jean-Baptise Janssens, the magic power of the momentum seemed to continue.
Circumstances would demand it be obscured. Perhaps because it was to extreme for some, and definitely because it would naturally be carried out in part by many unaware of the full agenda. This would naturally be particularly so for those from the country that you were going to have built up before having it knocked down (after it had knocked down millions of Jewish people, apostate, liberal Roman Catholics deemed as a class insufficiently loyal to Rome, Russian Orthodox, while chewing up large numbers of Lutheran German draftees led to clear the way for the predominantly Roman Catholic Austrian Eizengruppen killing squads, ‘cleansing Poland’ and the surrounding area of Jewish DNA), as part of a grand design to burn away millions of ‘heretics’ culminating in revenge disproportionately vengeful against Germany’s Protestant north-east with the elimination of the eastern core of Protestant Prussia (including the partition of East Prussia- the original Prussia and Europe’s 1st Lutheran State established in 1525).
With a chessboard of a continent straddled from west to east by three major powers -- Roman Catholic France, Roman Catholic western, Protestant central and eastern Germany, and orthodox Russia -- the obvious initial war scheme would be using the power in the middle -- Germany -- to ultimately defeat the power to the east -- Russia, with the remaining flow chart options concerning how many groups to target, and of course the question of what do do with predominently Roman Catholic Poland that had been partitioned between orthodox Russia, protestant Prussia, and roman catholic Austria-Hungary since 1795
With the presense of Wlodimir Ledochowski whose family was long established in Poland as 'noble' for its loyalty to Rome, the matter of Poland had to have been something at the forefront of Ledochowski's and Wernz's minds.
Most plausibly, Ledochowski had sold Wernz and Pope Pius X on the idea of a Papal War Against Orthodox Russia that among other things would free Poland from Russia - that is what was known as "Congress Poland" - with or without additional lands to the east with a Polish presence and history. Competing papal agendas would vary as much and more with the planned extent of the new post WW1 Poland. A point that Ledochowski may have secreted from Wernz was the extent of Poland- that is simply being reborn from the lands previously taken by Russia, or also including those lands taken by Prussia and Austria-Hungary. The latter had Galicia, while the former had Posen (Poznan). As his uncle had ruled the diocese of Posen Provinz, and had been jailed for defying Bismarck's Kulturkampf, Wlodimri Ledochowski would have understandably desired to have Provinz Posen become --- Poznan, and was better justified by the reality of the area majority Polish population, and for being part of Prussia only since the 1795 partition, rather then say areas just to the north and the west and southwest of East Prussia, Pomerania and most of Silesia which were majoriy self identified as German.
Another point would have been the extent of the number of targeted groups.
And a final point, certainly something to think about between a German Jesuit Superior General and his able Polish-Austrian assisstent, particularly as described by Tupper Saussy:
Whose Who at Number 15?
Eighty-two years ago, 15 Brienner Strasse housed three vital players in world politics: Eugenio Pacelli, Archbishop of Sardi, nuncio to Bavaria, and administrator of the Vatican’s foreign affairs; his housekeeper, a Holy Cross nun named Pascalina; and his Jesuit speech-writer Robert Lieber.
Eugenio Pacelli had served in the Church’s diplomatic service since his ordination in 1899. His international sensibilities had been mentioned by the Jesuits, one of whom – Vladimir (Wlodimir) Ledochowski – he idolized. I say “idolized” because this is the exact word an elderly Jesuit I interviewed in Rome employed to describe Pacelli’s relationship to Ledochowski. He’d known both figures personally.
Wlodimir Ledochowski was a Polish aristocrat who by 1906 had demonstrated such exceptional skills in international diplomacy that Jesuit Superior General Franz Xavier Wernz (under whose tutelage Pacelli had done his prost graduate research in canon law) appointed him Consultor General for Germany, Austria-Hungary, Russia, Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, and Poland, as well as Belgium and the Netherlands.
“Consultor General” is the equivalent of a cabinet post. It empowered Ledochowski to lace the future of his nations with alliances that lay buried like so many land-mines. This is not an unusual feat for a Jesuit strategist. Indeed, the Society of Jesus (which is the pope’s private CIA and veritable Mother of Spies) is renowned for “Orthelloizing” nations- setting them up for mutual destruction, as when Othello’s trusted but treacherous advisor Iago gloats to the audience, “Now whether he kills Cassio or Cassio him, or each do kill the other, every way makes my gain.”
(It’s foolish, in my opinion, not to suspect a covert military strategist of anything he has the authority, means, and requirement to do. To ignore him is to be conquered by his strategy, which is usually to foster ignorance of his most decisive operations.
Triggering World War
Most historians agree that the first World War was triggered by the Serbian Concordat of June 1914. Eugenio Pacelli was the Concordat's acknowledged author, but Vladimir Ledochowski had authority, means, and requirement to ghost it. The Serbian Concordat promised (a) Vatican support of Serbia's liberation from Roman Catholic Austria-Hungary, while (b) pitting Roman Catholic evangelism against the Serbian state religion, Eastern Orthodoxy, a faith that denies the supremacy of the Roman papacy. Such a policy was sure to provoke belligerency between Austria-Hungary and Serbia, just as Jesuit military strategy created enmity between America and Great Britain to incite a Revolution that resulted in the world's first republic governable by Roman Catholic laypersons.
The underlying purpose of the Serbian Concordat, like the Declaration of Independence, was to restructure the world according to the requirements of Rome.
What those requirements were we shall learn presently. Four days after Eugenio Pacelli signed the Concordat, a Serbian terrorist assassinated the heir to the Austro-Hungarian throne. Within weeks, nations with no more reason to make war than the alliances they had signed began outfitting their respective soldiery for what looked like Armageddon.
Death hit the Vatican, too.
On August 19, 1914, Jesuit General Wernz died suddenly, followed the next day by Pope Pius X—of heartbreak, it was rumored, over the world's disintegration. To succeed Pius, the college of cardinals chose a professional diplomat, Giacomo della Chiesa, who assumed the name Benedict XV.
It took the Jesuits six months to elect a Superior General to succeed Wernz. There's no more powerful political office on earth than Superior General of the Society of Jesus. It commands absolute, unquestioned obedience. The proposition that Jesus Christ is to be seen in the person of the Superior General is repeated no less than five hundred times in the Society's Constitutions. Vladimir Ledochowski was chosen General by his Jesuit electors. The man idolized by Eugenio Pacelli now had full authority to cause America to desire war against Germany. We have heard many reasons why America entered World War I.
Statesmen argued that it was “the war to end all wars,” while pacifists charged it was a war to support British imperialism. Actual outcome points to another, less apparent yet more practical reason.
The Purpose of World War I
Immediately upon assuming his Generalate, Vladimir Ledochowski fled Rome (Austria, after all, was now at war with Italy) and set up office with two assistants in his mother's castle at Zizers, Switzerland. In 1917, Ledochowski invited Mathias Erzberger, a deputy from the German Catholic Center party, to Zizers for a secret meeting. Erzberger later reported to friends that the General had persuaded him to support a strategy of destroying the unified Reich under the Protestant Kaiser Wilhelm II in order to bring the Catholic nations of central and eastern Europe together in a pan-German federation under a charismatic dictator charged with subduing the communist menace from the east. Dr. Hans Carossa, documenting the deputy's fact patterns after Zizers, observed that “Every political maneuver that Erzberger has engaged in since his discussion with the Jesuit General has only served to advance this Jesuit political strategy.” (Manfred Barthel, The Jesuits, William Morrow, p. 254-5)
Means A: The Lusitania
As much as Ledochowski needed to mobilize America against Germany, America was disinterested in European events. In fact, President Woodrow Wilson repeatedly declared that Europe's calamities were of absolutely no concern to Americans. But soon after Ledochowski ensconced in Zizers (locals pronounce it "Caesar's"), things started going his way. A German submarine sank the RMS Lusitania off the coast of Ireland with 128 Americans aboard. This act, wrote Jim Marrs in his study of clandestine governments (Rule By Secrecy, HarperCollins, 2000), “set off a firestorm of anti-German feeling throughout the United States, fanned by the Rockefeller-[J.P.] Morgan dominated press.” Marrs added that “Morgan was the Rothschilds' American representative—some say partner.” The house of Rothschild is bound by fiduciary duty to facilitate the Jesuit General's needs. According to Encyclopedia Judaica, the Rothschilds are “Guardians of the Vatican Treasury.” The Rothschild press used the Lusitania to foment hatred among Americans toward “the hideous Hun.” But a stunt even more dramatic was needed to secure a declaration of war.
Means B: The Zimmerman Telegram
War resulted from the famous Zimmerman Telegram, which the Rothschild press sensationally published in America on March 1, 1917.
In the telegram, supposedly decoded by British interceptors, German foreign minister Arthur Zimmermann proposed to the German ambassador in Mexico a German-Mexican alliance against the United States in which Germany would support the Mexican recapture of territory in Texas, Arizona and New Mexico.
A German official talking secretly of invading Texas, Arizona, and New Mexico brought the war suddenly home!
Normally, when the alleged proponent of such an explosive notion—true or not—is asked for verification, he follows good diplomatic form and categorically denies responsibility. Not Arthur Zimmermann. At a Berlin news conference on March 3rd, a reporter for the Hearst papers—which columnist George Seldes terms "the most pro-Catholic press in America”—caught Zimmermann's attention and stated: “Of course Your Excellency will deny this story.” Zimmermann replied, “I cannot deny it. It is true.”
Is this a script, or what?
Zimmermann's inexplicable admission (and shamefully unprofessional, unless done in obedience to the General or the Rothschilds) gave President Wilson no alternative but to ask Congress for precisely what Vladimir Ledochowski desired: a declaration that a state of war existed with Germany.
Congress complied on April 6, the Guardians of the Vatican Treasury cranked out the credit (through the Rothschilds' brand new Federal Reserve), and over the next year and a half, more than 364,000 American lives were sacrificed (out of 4,355,000 mobilized) to Ledochowski's objective of destroying the Reich and replacing its Protestant Kaiser with a charismatic dictator.
Came Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, the Reich was devastated . The Kaiser had fled for the safety of Holland.
Power-drunk from overthrowing czarist Russia, Bolshevik mobs flying red flags overran Bavaria. All Munich's diplomatic legations returned to their home countries. The Vatican nunciature alone remained.
On June 28, 1919, the Allies presented the Treaty of Versailles for Germany to sign. The Diktat, as Germans called it (“dictated peace”), only perfected their devastation—forcing them to accept sole responsibility for the war, ripping great chunks of territory away from the Reich, and reducing German naval and military power to practically nil.
The moment had arrived for the introduction of Vladimir Ledochowski's “charismatic dictator.”
He entered history at 15 Brienner Strasse late one blustery night during the winter following the Diktat...
Sister Pascalina recalled the moment for her biographers, Paul Murphy and Rene Arlington (La Popessa, Viking, 1983).
The nunciature was asleep. Pascalina heard knocking at the door. She answered to find a young Austrian soldier standing there, a corporal and a Catholic, bearing a letter of introduction from a leading Bavarian politician citing him for acts of bravery during the war.
Pascalina issued the young man into the sitting room and awoke Archbishop Pacelli. Their meeting went fast. The soldier vowed to check the spread of atheistic communism in Munich and elsewhere. Pascalina heard Pacelli say, “Munich has been good to me, so has Germany. I pray Almighty God that this land remain a holy land, in the hands of Our Lord, and free of communism.”
She then saw Pacelli give the soldier “a large cache of Church money to aid the rising revolutionary and his small, struggling band of anticommunists.”
“Go, quell the devil's works,” the archbishop told him. “Help spread the love of Almighty God.”
Sister Pascalina never forgot the young soldier's face or his name—Adolf Hitler.
Of course, in 1939 Eugenio Paceli was elected Pope Pius XII, whom John Paul II moved toward sainthood with beatification in 1998.
Catholic author and Cambridge scholar John Cornwell contends in Hitler’s Pope: The Secret History of Pius XII (Viking, 1999) that Pacelli’s tactical subservience to Hitler, particularly his refusal to intercede with the Fuhrer’s treatment if the Jews, depended upon “a fatal combination of high spiritual aspirations in conflict with soaring ambition for power and control.” In other words, “Ignore Vladimir (Wlodimir) Ledochowski; look no further then His Holiness, in the same way you would look no further than Oswald, Ray, Koresh, or McVeigh.”
Although it fails to consider the pope’s very real legal relationship to the man he idolized, Cornwll’s estimable book is still our most revealing examination of Pacelli’s inner career.
Scholars need to learn that the Church is perennially at war with every no Catholic, a fact proved by the existence and record of the Jesuits. His task of defending the sacraments places the Superior General in control of the entire Church Militant. In certain circumstances, he is entitled to require obedience to the pope for the sake of Rome.
And so I submit that the policies of Pius XII were not his to make but rather those of Vladimir (Wlodimir) Ledochowski. The ‘society of Jesus’ will never agree to this I know. As Manfred Barthel has explained, “Jesuit sources always blandly insist that the General concerned himself entirely with spiritual and administrative matters and never gave politics a thought.”
“From this room, Your Grace, I govern not only Paris, but China; not only China, but the whole world –and all without anyone knowing how it is done.” – Society of Jesus Superior General Tambourini to the Duke de Brissac, Constitutions of the Jesuits, edited by Paulin, Paris (1843)
Michelangelo Tamburini (27 September 1648, Modena, Italy - 28 February 1730, Rome)