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‘Bastards!’…Andre Vltchek Pens Hate-Filled Screed Against Christianity

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Writer, journalist and flimmaker Andre Vltchek

By Richard Edmondson

Andre Vltchek, a writer whose commentaries appear on a number of sites including RT and Telesur, has published a vitriolic screed against Christianity in which he refers to Christians as “bastards” and accuses the faith of spreading a “monstrous dogma.”

The article was posted Christmas day under the title “The Barbarity of Christianity and the West” at the Dissident Voice, a site touting itself as “a radical newsletter in the struggle for peace and social justice.”

Throughout his article, Vltchek seems to equate Christianity with what he refers to as the “Christian West,” accusing Christians of electing “near fascist governments” which then proceed to unleash destruction throughout much of the world.

“Hundreds of millions, all over the world, have died so that the ‘message of Jesus’ could live,” he asserts. “Millions are still dying now, so that Christian fundamentalists can manipulate, rule and plunder the world, unopposed…”

“The only reason why the Christian West prospered and won countless colonialist battles is because it behaved like a beast, a true animal, in short: like the most brutal and barbarous thug on the face of the Earth,” he adds.

Vltchek is particularly concerned, and of course justifiably so, at events taking place today in the Middle East, but rather than look for other possible causes, such as the geopolitical ambitions of certain national leaders and/or powerful political lobbying groups, he seems to place the entire blame upon Christianity. Moreover, his hatred of the Christian religion appears at times to rise to an almost pathological level:

What a sick world they have been creating!

“Our dogmas, our religion raped you. Pray to it for your salvation!” Bastards!

At one point in the article he even seems to advocate violence against Christians:

How to neutralize them? How to get rid of them? During and after their revolutions, the French and then the Russians used to hang them on streetlamps. It is not done like this, anymore.

On Sunday, I contacted Vltchek by email in an effort to get a clarification on his views. Specifically I posed four questions to him. Though he refused to answer any of the questions, he did respond to my email within a few hours. Here is what he wrote:

Dear Mr. Edmondson

I definitely do not intend answering your questions, as I don’t like the tone in which your email is written. All your questions are already answered in my essays, and it appears that you are leading this somewhere where I don’t want to go.

Anyway, my essay is not an attack, or a mockery. It is a list of horrors performed by Christianity for centuries. Nothing abstract or emotional, just concrete, rational stuff.

Regards,

Andre Vltchek

Here is the email I had sent to Vltchek, and which includes the four questions:

Dear Mr. Vltchek,

I am writing about your article on Christianity, posted December 25 at Dissident Voice. I’m thinking of posting a commentary on it on my blog (link below), and was wondering if you would care to answer a few questions.

  1. You rightfully express concern about events in the Middle East. I’m wondering does your concern extend to Christians in Syria and Iraq who have been kidnapped and murdered by ISIS, and has it occurred to you that your anti-Christian vitriol, as posted now on the Internet, could possibly make things even more dangerous for them?
  1. Do you think that generally speaking it’s acceptable to express hostility and contempt for other peoples’ religious beliefs? Specifically, I’m wondering about cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Were those acceptable, in your view, and do you see your attack on Christianity as being any different from that?
  1. I agree with you that the West has unleashed a horrendous amount of destruction in the Middle East, but are you sure Christianity is the main driving force behind that? Are you aware of the extent to which the pro-Israel lobby shapes US foreign policy? I ask the question because you don’t seem to mention either AIPAC or Israel in your article.
  1. Any other comment or point of clarification you would care to make?

Sincerely,

Richard Edmondson

richardedmondson.net

Vltchek also refers to “all the horrors committed by Christianity” and insists as well that there is something “encoded in Christianity” that has resulted in “the greatest crimes against humanity, committed, again and again, until this very moment.”

Whatever may be the psychological or underlying causes of Vltchek’s apparently deep-seated hatred, he does describe what he refers to as a “‘Christian episode’ from my youth” in which he encountered a Polish priest who he says attempted to molest him on a train ride from New York to Washington D.C. According to Vltchek, the man’s “insane face was twisted by lust” as his “hands kept grabbing me, searching for the zipper of my fly.” Vltchek narrates that he then stood up and “punched him straight in the face, with all my strength.”  Afterwards, as he relates it, a “reasonable, good-humored African-American man” working as a conductor on the train proceeded to pat him (Vltchek) on the shoulder while confiding, “I was molested in my church on several occasions.”

The piece finally closes with what some readers conceivably might construe as another call for violence. Here Vltchek warns ominously that “without stopping this monstrous dogma,” Christianity in another few decades “could easily devour another 10 or 20 million human lives.”

One need not wonder what the response would have been had the word “Christianity” been replaced in Vltchek’s article with the word “Judaism.” Were someone affiliated with a major media outlet to refer to Jews as “bastards,” and to talk about hanging them from streetlamps, that person would be fired in a heartbeat. No prominent broadcast or Internet news provider, either mainstream or alternative, would continue to offer a platform to such a person.

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Screen shot of Vltchek’s article at the Dissident Voice website.

The article “The Barbarity of Christianity and the West” seems to have been published at the Dissident Voice website alone. Perhaps Vltchek wrote it especially for them. I do not know. However, you can go here and here to see other articles he has written and which have been published at RT and Telesur respectively. He has also appeared on Veterans Today radio programs, and it is said that he has done work for Press TV as well, though I could not find anything on Press TV’s site, only a video segment uploaded to YouTube more than a year ago in which he was interviewed as a guest commentator. My hunch is that probably Veterans Today, RT, Press TV, and Telesur are all unaware of his views on Christianity, or at least unaware of the extreme nature of them.

Certainly Christianity, in its past, has things such as the crusades for which it should be held responsible, and certainly as well there are Christians today who harbor misguided views on a number of subjects. At the same time there are also Christians who do wonderful work helping to provide for the poor. Catholic Charities, for instance, operates more than 160 local agencies nationwide serving millions of people per year.

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Volunteers at St. Vincent de Paul soup kitchen, Scranton, Pennsylvania

The major shortcoming of Christian leaders in America today–and I have said this many times–is their reluctance to stand up and speak truth to power and to denounce America’s invasions and wars of aggression. There are a good many Western Christians today who have openly opposed these wars. Here and here are but two examples. Would that the leaders of the churches they attend might find the courage to speak out in the same way, but alas, for the most part, they don’t.

At the same time, I’m not aware of Obama or any current member of Congress actually citing passages from Christian texts to justify their wars, either–and largely religion seems to be left out of debates on the floor of Congress. (Yes, it’s true Congressional sessions traditionally are opened with a prayer, mainly as a mere formality, but these have been delivered by Christian clergy, Jewish rabbis, Muslim Imams, and, on at least one occasion, by the Dalai Lama.)

By contrast, one might look to Israel where numerous people, including within the government, do appear to use Judaism as justification for Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. Or…you could perhaps look to Myanmar, where Buddhists are carrying out a campaign against the Rohingya people that has been described by some as genocide.

The point I’m trying to make is that we live in a corrupt age, and that all religions, to some degree, have become corrupted. But this doesn’t just apply to religions. The corruption spreads across the board–to governments, education systems, the media, the legal system–pretty much you name it. Corruption is in virtually every fiber of the West’s being these days. There are all kinds of ideas on why things have reached this state, but one thing most sensible people would agree on is that it is wrong to blame all members of a group for the crimes or misdeeds of some.

17 thoughts on “‘Bastards!’…Andre Vltchek Pens Hate-Filled Screed Against Christianity

  1. I know rt is owned by jews and I think the other 2 are also because I unsubscribed from them because they were pseudo liberal,pro isrealhell or hippocretes

  2. Is there anyone worse than a frustrated coward? He’s been to the middle east and south america, he knows what “Christian” nations have done. But he’s a coward because he prefers to push the Norm Chomsky argument that israel/jew are only doing what they are told by big bad Christian america. He has spend most of his adult life in NYC, he knows jewish power in america and I’m sure around the world. He’s aware of those “who must be obeyed”. He’s not brave enough to name the jew but he is brave enough to berate the Christians for not standing up and doing something and in that he has a point. How many Christian leaders/people are brave enough to name the jew and be called a nazi? Remember when you said the Europeans have only themselves to blame for the invasion, that they chose their leaders? Well, that shoe fits on Christians as well….

    http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article36222.htm

      • This is the comment I had in mind. You are correct you didn’t actually say what I thought I remember you saying:
        The filmmaker seems to gloss over the fact that it is US policies, along with knee-jerk European support for them, that created the refugee crisis to begin with. I mean he does allude to it briefly, at about 6:00–6:03 or thereabouts, but then he reverts back his main theme which seems to be presenting the refugees as savages. That being said, a lot of these refugees clearly are criminals, deranged wackos, supporters of ISIS and the like. But again it’s US wars (along with US support for regimes like the one in Saudi Arabia, where the Wahhabi ideology is encouraged) that are the problem. More so, at any rate, I would say, than the refugees themselves. White people in Europe can arm themselves, of course, and go out and fight street battles with Muslim and African immigrants, but until they overthrow their leaders–including and most especially Merkel in Germany–I don’t think the situation is going to get much better. But getting rid of Zionist puppet leaders obviously is not an easy thing to do.

        Christians need to overthrow their leaders too.

        yes vlthek mentions israel but not jews as a group, typical. When a jews does something wrong and he gets caught he’s an individual. When there is a positive they are a group, like the right of any jew in the world to be an israeli citizen or their privilege minority status in the states. Which jewish group fought against pollards release?

      • Oh yeah! I remember saying that! 🙂

        “Christians need to overthrow their leaders too…”

        You are probably right on that, Helvena.

  3. i saw this at counterpunch.org. read a paragraph. enough.
    he has written similar before. i had emailed without response.
    he seems to have a close relationship to noam chomsky. i emailed him my thoughts re the noam. he replied calling me a nazi and blocked further contact.

    this ensures his acceptance and continued success in the jew world.

    counterpunch publishes several jew profs/whatever who give a stab or more to christianity. latest (couple days or so ago) is walter m brasch

    • Wasn’t aware it had been posted on Counterpunch. Will check it out. Maybe it will end up in the New York Times, too.

  4. Dear Richard
    I can feel your pain and relat to it as a Moslem who drinks of this foul glass everyday. Either this writer has an agenda or he is an ignorant as I was. In this time of free information any sane person would relies that religion had nothing to do with atrocities done in the world. Christianity had nothing to do with the crusades as much as Islam had nothing to do with invading Europe.
    I wonder what Putin would say about that since he is the guardian of Christianity now? 😃

    • I’ve become convinced, Iman, that there are people in this world who quite literally hate God, and who detest and despise great spiritual leaders like Muhammad and Jesus, and who would do everything in their power to destroy or banish their teachings. This is something I believe all people of spiritual faith need to be acutely aware of. Those who created and funded ISIS, and those plotting to overthrow governments and tear whole countries to pieces, are, if not precisely the same people, certainly of the same type. And I don’t think either Christianity or Islam figure strongly into their thinking other than as something they loathe and detest.

  5. This Andrea Vitchek is not a honest broker because he refuses to see that the current carnage that is American foriegn policy is driven by jewish zionist intelllectuals (the Kagans) and jewish money men, just look at their criminal activities in the Ukraine,with their determination to stir up conflict with Russia or their other criminal activities like creating conflict with the Islamic world by destroying Israel’s enemies by pushing this neo imperial agenda in the mid east,with the help of jewish oligarchs to buy the American political system.This is the reason the world is on fire….p.s. Does this Andrea Vitchek think Israel can stand alone?? ,If so ,then perhaps Israel should give back US christian tax payer money that currently props it up….. :/

    • Lots of people have blinders on their eyes these days, Ozy, for one reason or another. It’s the blind leading the blind as the world moves closer to the precipice.

  6. As a Shabbat Goy, admiring disciple of Chomsky, he has internalized the Jewish mentality perfectly: (1) visceral hate for Christians: and (2) whining persecution (“censorship”) in the teeth of evidence to the contrary. Here are some of his Tweets:

    Andre Vltchek
    @AndreVltchek
    Dec 22
    Kohout: I wish all of us digesting muddy Christmas. Because we invented Jesus, god who made selfish pigs out of us! pic.twitter.com/eUWFFLxjWf

    Andre Vltchek
    @AndreVltchek

    My latest, on hundreds of millions crushed, murdered by the cross, coming very soon.

         Andre Vltchek
    @AndreVltchek
    Dec 24
    JUST TO INFORM THAT MY ANTI-CHRISTMAS TWEETS ARE CENSORED. RETWEETS AND LIKES ARE RESET TO ZERO. OF COURSE. SOCIAL MEDIA 😉

  7. ” Pussy Riot Attacks Synagogue . Israel outraged , New York Times reports . ” One will never see such a headline ….. ruminating on Why reveals a lot . I have not gotten to the bottom of the history of the Talmud , Noahide Law , or the hidden history of the Brahmin religions and who was Jesus Christ . But it is clear that there is a vicious hatred for Jesus and the Golden Rule he stands for , and it is clear that Satanism dominates the music industry , the intelligence agencies and entertainment , that Cultural Marxism dominates the Left and academia , and that there is an osmotic symbiotic relationship between all of those entities .
    Gilad Atzmon says the Left is not offering any solutions , instead they represent the problem and I think he is right .
    Richard Edmonson , I like your writings .

  8. Does he propose a world without Christianity? It would be a cruel world indeed. Without the teachings of Jesus he probably even wouldn’t care for people outside his tribe.

    He must distinguish between the the Christian religion and those who call themselves Christians. Most of these people live the opposite of Jesus’ teachings and will probably be condemned to hell. Calling Him Lord will not save you if you don’t do what He said.

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