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Pope Video: Indigenous People - Dothraki

The new Pope Video is out, and the Bear has to hand it to Pope Francis this time. The theme is something about indigenous people. Like, leave us alone, unless you're giving us stuff. But it is by far the best Pope Video yet.

It begins with Daenerys Targaryen, First of Her Name, Khaleesi of the Grass Sea, The Unburnt, The Mother of Dragons, The Breaker of Chains, in indigenous Dothraki dress, stepping up to a podium in an empty hall as the usual synthesized score plays. Soft lighting behind her reveals an indigenous Dothraki royal tent and a servant steps up and begins braiding Daenerys' hair.

Without speaking a word, she produces a horse heart and consumes it in a montage of very short takes. With her face covered in blood, she addresses the camera directly.




"I have many titles, but now I wish to address you simply as Daenerys Targaryen, First of My Name, Khaleesi of the Grass Sea. I love my loyal indigenous Dothraki subjects, who will soon cross the Narrow Sea in wooden horses along with their mounts.

"I speak for the Sheep People, and the Wildings, as well, and all indigenous folk who do not get a clockwork city of their own in the opening credits. I'm not sure if the Ice Zombies are indigenous, but we'll include them to be on the safe side.

"The Dothraki ways may not be yours, but they deserve to be respected. Except for that giant dome for ex-Khaleesis, which I incinerated along with everyone in it. Leave us alone. Just like we would leave you alone if I did not have an enormous fleet, Dothraki horse lords, the Unsullied, the Second Sons and a squadron of fire-breathing dragons. Oh, and that dwarf, the eunuch and the old guy with the crush on me. As if.

"Swear obedience to your rightful queen, people of the Seven Kingdoms!"

Fade to familiar "Pope Video" closing title.


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    1. They changed it to a generic National Geographic show before I could.

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    2. I see how to reply, but I don't see how to comment

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    3. You don,t anonymously. :-)

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  2. And what of the indigenous peoples of Europe, Popey?!!

    Seattle Kim

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    1. Haven't seen this video yet, but as the Bear describes it, it sounds very much like the indigenous peoples of Seattle. I'm sure they very much wish to be left alone. If so I'm glad to hear the Pope gave voice to this oppressed, misunderstood but happy people.

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  3. So proud to be Catholic with a fearless leader like Francis!

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  4. Very good Bear. Your reviews are far superior to the video. They tap into something important--though it is hard to describe.

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    1. The Bear is tired of taking Pope Francis seriously enough to be upset any more. The video could easily be viewed as, "We have our own gods, so leave us the Hell alone." Nothing whatsoever about the souls of indigenous religion. In the heresy of Bergoglioism, everybody's good to go. It is an insult to all indigenous peoples. Cannibals are indigininouus people, too. Pope Francis would be fine with that, the Bear supposes.

      The cross-examination pieces are leading up to something, fear not. In the meantime, everyone needs to decide if they are all in this fight or not. Like Joshua told the Hebrew soldiers, if anyone is afraid, let them leave and return to their homes. Things are about to get Bearish.

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    2. Maybe it's a different section, but I recall him saying "as for me and my house we will serve the Lord." No offense, but he didn't say "the Bear."

      I don't get the whole "fight" thing. Who do you really think you're fighting against? We're suffering from a Divine punishment. There isn't any fighting that, just resignation and faith.

      You have to be a bit careful or you're going to be hoist by your own petard. That is, if--as an intellectual--you're using your skills to build a case against Francis, aren't you dangerously close to Benda's description of treason? You can't be agitating for practical results.

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    3. Everyone is entitled to his opinion in the woodlands, with some exceptions.

      I am aware that I am not an intellectual according to Benda and retract my claim. I don't know any ephemeris who are intellectuals. We have lost the knack entirely, and the Bear is doing his small part to counter bad thinking with what he believes is better thinking. Benda never condemned thinkers, politicians, soldiers. Only those who pretended to all the high-mindedness of intellectuals while actually being realists.

      Your theory that God is misleading His people by giving them a bad leader to shipwreck their faith is interesting. I can't help but wonder if he has quite the right generation in many cases, but unto the seventh generation, perhaps.

      People have been spiritualizing Pope Francis in one way or another from the beginning. We could all retire to our cells and adjust our faith on the basis is what the Leader says while flagellating ourselves. In all truthfulness, you are more theologically trained than I am. You are almost certainly a better Catholic.

      I am banking that Pope Francis cannot disgorge a constant stream of nonsense and at the same time God is going to ask me to completely turn my mind, such as it is, and approve it all by my silence.

      Resignation and faith? Great. If that's your path, you are welcome to it. In 200 years the 150 Catholics left on the planet will ask, "Why didn't someone say something? They had to have noticed."

      Because they knew (somehow) with certainty that they were being punished, and kept their mouths shut, their hands folded, and their eyes fixed on the Pope. No matter what.

      I hope that does not sound harsh, and there was no sarcasm. However, I consider your Divine Wrath theory, just that. My cabal of liberal Cardinals foisting a miseducated fool who was uniquely unqualified upon the conclave is also a theory.

      But as far as the Bear can tell, few, if any, discern his secret mission, hiding in plain sight.

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    4. A bit of uncharacteristic sarcasm. But who is asking anyone to follow the Bear? You have your Divine Wrath theory, I have a theory that does not require that, but has at least equal explanatory power. (The Bear seems to note the Wrath of God theory growing in popularity. It is probably good enough to resolve cognitive dissonance for a type of intelligent Catholic that wants to follow the rules, but there are better theories than that.)

      No, I am not really an intellectual, but like all ephemerists, a partisan, for the Church and the West. Benda didn't have anything against politicians, soldiers, or clerics. His objection was when they pretended to the high-mindedness of intellectuals but were actually engaged in realism

      There is no doubt I am a Bad Catholic because I have decided to make a choice: the Church over Francis. Now we both know you can talk about how the Church is indistinguishable from the Pope, and like it or not, Francis is plugged directly into the Peter Current. You are very learned, truly.

      But whenever we get a uniquely damaging pope our fall-back position is "God is angry at us?" Who says? And doesn't that strike you, in all honesty, as an explanation that others may not find as convincing? That is an explanation for anything that goes wrong, in the Church or in daily life.

      Is God punishing us by commanding the Church to teach that Jews do not need Jesus for salvation, and terminating the Church's mission to The Jews? Or is that now legitimate teaching, and the Church was simply unenlightened before? Or how about introducing the thin edge of the wedge on the issue of Catholic divorce? Or, again, is this the legitimate teaching of the Church, now. Pope Francis misses no opportunity to show approval of the heresy of indifferentism. Were Modernism not like nailing Jello to the wall, is there any doubt it could be shown Francis was a Modernist?

      Since he does pretend to the universal good of Man, but descends into realism, the Bear does consider him a clerc who is a traitor, per Benda. Worse, his philosophy, which is so idiosyncratic it can only be called "Bergoglioism," is hostile to the Faith of the Church.

      If it is a sin to defend the Faith against a rogue pontiff bent on deforming it, if God has set up Obedience as the only virtue, then the Bear is afraid he has neither the understanding of nor constitution to be a Good Catholic. Making a Bear rational was probably not a good idea.

      Don't you see the logical fallacy of saying, "God is punishing us with a bad pope," but demand that he be treated as Pope according to standards you have personally set up for the rest of us? How do you know that what he says is not the blossoming of the Faith as pollinated when the windows were thrown open in Vatican II? In short, who are you to speak of chastisement at all, yet preserve your piety intact? Who are you to suggest that everything Pope Francis utters is not golden rose petals?

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    5. Agree with you Bear, of course. My thinking about Pope Francis--the Rogue is that God is using him to separate the sheep from the goats. Those who choose to disagree with PF and know, understand and follow traditional Catholic doctrine are the sheep who know their masters voice.

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    6. The Holy Martyrs were chastised in the early Church, but they went with joy to their death, singing. They had the Faith. Death could not separate them from it. Their happiness was secure.

      The chastisement in our day is perversion of the Faith; lack of clarity; doctrinal confusion; conflict within the Body of Christ; Shepherds who do not lead us down the straight and narrow path to Jesus Christ.

      Romans 8: 31 - 39.

      We need to raise our field of vision up out of the bramble patch to Jesus Christ and to His pure Bride that never changes. There is a sickness afflicting its members, some in high places, but the Bride is pure. If we retain our Faith, we too can go through persecution with confidence and a smile. Even to death. NOTHING can separate us, as Romans 8 says.

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  5. Please don't tempt me. I'm 0 for 7.

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    1. Okay, the Bear is curious.

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    2. She hasn't seen any of the videos.

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  6. As I noted on another blog, perhaps trads will get more respect from Francis if we start referring to ourselves as "indigenous Catholics".

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    1. I don't think you get more indigenous than a Bear.

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  7. Ya know...leaving them alone is never going to be good enough. Sooner or later we're going to have to show our solidarity with indigenous people by embracing their gods just to prove that we're not bigots. Waitasec...why am I Catholic again?

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    1. You know why you're Catholic. What is the truth does not change because an old man gets elected to an office.

      But, at least, we should not bother indigenous peoples about our God. Maybe next the Pope will apologize for converting them in the New World. If he hasn't already. It's a bad time for satire.

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    2. *Technically* isn't satire of all things holy, including the (insert auspicious title of the most holy vicar of Christ sitting on the most holy chair of St. Peter in the most holy city of Rome) an act of sacrilege? Just askin'...

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    3. "Technically," the Church does not change her teachings depending on the old man who got elected this time. We're down to choosing which Pope and which Church we're going to roll with. I have never claimed to be a good Catholic, only a Bear, doing the best he can under circumstances that are difficult. The Bear is not for everyone.

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    4. And I would suggest that it is the Chair that is holy, the Office of Peter, not necessarily the occupant himself.

      HE is holy, only insofar as he is in communion with all other predecessors, going back through St. Peter, to Jesus Christ our Lord. And ONLY to the extent that is true. Venerating the man, without that connection, is a form of Papolatry. His "holiness" is derivative, only. It is the "Chair", and ALL it represents.

      Satire of evil is not sacrilege. Making fun of the OFFICE of Pope; now THAT would be a form of sacrilege, yes. Satire of evil itself, especially in its more virulent forms, is medicine; an aid to diagnosis and eventual recovery.

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    5. I guess the more relevant question would be, "If the Pope is a joke (an undeniable truth, sacrilege or no) what does that say about the Church as a whole?"

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    6. It says the Church can have a bad Pope. Bears are extremely practical.

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    7. Craig, it says we are suffering.

      I agree with Bear. I agree in sorrow. But importantly, it says we all have free will, even the Pope; the highest position of authority on earth; It says that the Pope is a man with free will who can still choose to follow St. Peter down the path of Judas. Or he can follow St. Peter back up the path FROM Judas in repentance to his own version of Calvary.

      The Suffering Church is not a Church of Martyrs. Those sing songs of joy for the privilege of spending their life for Glory. The Suffering Church is one that has lost Her way; lost her Lord, Her Life. We walk with our Pope down dark and brambly paths. And we pray he will return to the light.

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    8. Very deep. But wouldn't it just be easier and more practical to become a transgender, muslim, refugee? That way the Pope would (perhaps literally) kiss your feet.

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  8. Thanks for talking me down. I was starting to freak. When that blond indian chick said, "swear allegiance to your rightful queen" I was like thinking, "Why not? If the Pope is cool with it then who am I to judge?"

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