Christian Doctors Despised in Europe, and The Conscience of French Medicine

Two articles:

First, from the National Catholic Register: New Report Finds Freedom of Conscience Under Threat in France, Spain, and Sweden

Note that two of those three nations are traditionally Catholic.

The other one, Sweden, has been a bunch of God-hating pagans for several decades now.

(And, as I often noted here, pagans who were far less wrapped up in COVID-mania than many Christian nations were!)

The European Parliament, the European Union’s law-making body, voted in June in favor of a report describing abortion as “essential healthcare” and seeking to redefine conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.”

Who says?

The unaccountable masters say so.

But note: if the people objected, they would not stand for it.

Note that the European Parliament *is* the only directly elected political body in the EU.

An Evil People gets Evil Leaders.

I wonder what else is going to become “essential healthcare” in the near-to-mid future?

Something about “useless eaters” comes to mind…

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A new report published Tuesday highlighted concerns that the right to conscientious objection is under threat in France, Spain, and Sweden.

The Observatory on Intolerance and Discrimination Against Christians in Europe (OIDAC) published the 71-page report examining freedom of expression, parental rights, and freedom of conscience in five European countries: France, Germany, Spain, Sweden, and the U.K.

At an online press conference on Dec. 7, Madeleine Enzlberger, OIDAC’s executive director, said that there has been a constant push in some countries in Europe to eliminate conscientious objection, particularly with regards to abortion.

The report said that the alteration of a conscientious objection clause in Sweden had already affected Christian professionals, and that “similar developments in France and Spain could lead to a complete exclusion of Christians from certain professions.”

In Sweden, Christians working in the healthcare system can face dismissal for exercising their freedom of conscience. The European Court of Human Rights refused in 2020 to consider the case of two midwives, Ellinor Grimmark and Linda Steen, who were denied employment over their refusal to perform abortions.

The European Parliament, the European Union’s law-making body, voted in June in favor of a report describing abortion as “essential healthcare” and seeking to redefine conscientious objection as a “denial of medical care.”

In Spain, the Ministry of Equality introduced plans in September to create a registry of medical doctors, nurses, and staff who object to abortion with the objective of guaranteeing the “right to terminate pregnancies” in public hospitals.

Spanish Bishop Luis Argüello of Valladolid responded to plans by asking: “If the intention is to guarantee access to this service, why don’t those who are willing to practice an abortion register?”

Spanish Equality Minister Irene Montero said on July 8 that “the right of physicians to conscientious objection cannot be above women’s right to decide,” prompting a group of 52 local medical colleges to call her proposed changes “unacceptable, illegal, and unjust.”

“With freedom of conscience … we constantly have a push from rather ideological movements to get rid of the conscientious objection clause for medical staff, especially when it comes to procedures of abortion,” Enzlberger said.

“There’s a push for that currently, especially in Spain, but there was also one in France.”

Enzlberger shared the example of Julia Rynkiewicz, a midwifery student in the U.K. who was placed under a four-month suspension and faced a “fitness to practice” investigation due to her involvement in the Nottingham Students for Life society at her university.

The OIDAC, based in Vienna, has documented 4,000 cases of intolerance and discrimination against Christians in Europe in the past 10 years — more than 70% of which have been hate crimes committed with an anti-Christian motive.

Its work contributes to and builds on the annual data published by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) on hate crimes in Europe.

The most recent OSCE data, published Nov. 16, documented 980 incidents against Christians in 2020, including arson attacks on Catholic churches, desecration and robbery of Eucharistic hosts, assaults on priests, and anti-Catholic graffiti on Church property by abortion activists.

“The French government statistics from 2019 say that on average almost three cases of vandalism against a church or Christian building happened every day,” Enzlberger said.

“The public visibility of violence against churches somehow normalizes violence against Christians in the public sphere. And the monitoring of hate crimes is an important barometer for the social climate in a given country,” she said.

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In the meantime, the “Conscience of French Medicine” dies.

Fair enough: men must die.

But this Noble Laureate has no successor, no group of French medical professionals who is willing to stand up against power, lies, and evil.

And I assume with Jim Crow II kicking in (see here), there isn’t going to be any such professional: they will be filtered out before they graduate from medical school, and those who somehow shift from evil to good after their graduation will be found out and kicked out.

A nation that wants to cut itself off from God wants its lies over truth, and death over life.

And France — and all the other Secularists — will increasingly, and self-consciously, make that choice.

To hate God is to love death.

And the natural, regular Joe loves death.

“It’s only natural, you know.”

But the dead have no future: not now, and not later.

We Christians , filled with the Holy Spirit and with God’s Law engraved in our hearts, must build the future.

In time and on earth.

Because aging, blinkered, lawless, willfully ignorant, truth-despising Secularists won’t.

From, The Conscience of French Medicine by Ira Katz

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Luc Montagnier, perhaps the most well known French scientist and the 2008 Nobel laureate for medicine, died February 8, 2022. In spite of his fame, his passing was accompanied by nary a word from the French government or mainstream French television.  To partially redress this dereliction, I will present for English readers a brief tribute to this brilliant scientist, but even more remarkable in this age of follow the science, a man of the highest integrity. It is in this sense that I think he was the conscience of French medicine.

Much of this post is based on a discussion I had with a colleague of Prof. Montagnier, the esteemed physician Dr. Gérard Guillaume. Through the intercession of a LRC reader, I had the honor to be invited to his apartment in the chic 16th arrondissement of Paris near the Bois de Boulogne for an afternoon coffee with him and his elegant wife. Dr. Guillaume did discuss the life and death of Prof. Montagnier on the independent news site FranceSoir. He also participated in the hours of homage to the Nobel winner on a Doctothon. Both of these videos are in French.

Luc Montagnier was born August 18, 1932. He entered the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 1960. He was a professor at the Institut Pasteur, where he directed the viral oncology unit from 1972 to 2000, along with many other academic and research appointments around the world. Montagnier is a member of the French Academy of Sciences and of the National Academy of Medicine. Besides the 2008 Nobel Prize he received with Françoise Barré-Sinoussi for the discovery in 1983 of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), he has also been the recipient of many other honors and awards.

The financial security and institutional credibility of the Nobel prize, his natural open minded sense of scientific inquiry and plenty of courage combined to make Montagnier the protector and sustainer of several scientific orphans. Dr. Guillaume emphasized the importance of Montagnier taking up the torch of Jacques Benveniste and “water memory”(see here a forthright response of Dr. Benveniste to the controversy surrounding his scientific work). This work has led to further controversies regarding homeopathy and the presence of electromagnetic signals from DNA. He was one of the founders of Chronimed, an association for the study of cold infections, inflammation and wave phenomena that works on on chronic diseases, neurodegenerative diseases, arthritis,  autism and Lyme disease… Thus, for many years Montagnier’s theories were widely denounced as pseudoscientific, just see his Wikipedia page.

The criticism of Montagnier was omnipresent during the Covid pandemic because he was one of the very few scientific voices countering the institutional narrative. For example, as early as April, 2020 Montagnier identified the fraud at the heart of the Covid scandal, that this was very likely a virus engineered in a lab. In the linked article can be found this quote, “”Just in case you don’t know. Dr Montagnier has been rolling downhill incredibly fast in the last few years. From baselessly defending homeopathy to becoming an antivaxxer. Whatever he says, just don’t believe him,” tweeted Juan Carlos Gabaldon.” Gabaldon is a “Venezualan Medical doctor, currently studying Medical Parasitology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine” and blogger; yet he is taken as the authoritative expert that can discount the opinion of the Nobel prize winner. Dr. Guillaume assured me that up to the last week of his life Montagnier was still mentally sharp. The blogger made no factual claims against Montagnier. But time will tell. And two years hence anyone with two neurons to rub together believes it is Montagnier who has been proven to be correct on the likely lab origins of Covid. A recent scientific article, explained in layman’s terms here, suggests that a key sequence in the virus making it contagious to humans was patented by Moderna in 2016!

It is significant that Montagnier endorsed Robert Kennedy’s book on Fauci with a blurb included in the Kindle edition. Kennedy describes Montagnier’s participation at the International AIDS Conference in 1990, “Dr. Montagnier made a startling confession about HIV that was clearly against his own interest: “HIV might be benign.” Montagnier was the father of the AIDS theory. He is also a scientist of integrity. That was his surrender flag. Montagnier’s discounting of the HIV/AIDS association should have been earthshaking. Instead, the conventioneers—content with the orthodoxy that was paying off handsomely for so many of them—ignored Montagnier’s momentous confession and went right on talking about exciting new antiviral drug treatments.” Later in the book Kennedy quoted Peter Duesberg on how the establishment treated Montagnier, “There was Montagnier, the Jesus of HIV, and they threw him out of the temple.” And also quoting Harry Rubin, the dean of American retrovirology, “Who were these people who are so much wiser, so much smarter than Luc Montagnier? …He became an outlaw as soon as he started saying that HIV might not be the only cause of AIDS.” Personally, I find that these anecdotes are the most powerful and telling evidence of the integrity and courage of Prof. Montagnier.

Before concluding I am compelled to provide a short description of Dr. Guillaume’s career (see his biography (in French)). Five decades as a practicing physician, he is an expert in sports medicine and cryotherapy. He participated as a team physician in the Tour de France and other major bicycle races. He was also the team physician for the French cycle team at the Olympics.

He is the author of numerous medical articles in sports medicine, rheumatology and acupuncture; and several books on Chinese medicine, herbal medicine, dietetics and acupuncture He also wrote a treatise on dietetics for professional and amateur cyclists. And recently The Story of Covid-19: The Pandemic of all Fears. This book presents a thorough analysis of the genesis of the Covid-19 pandemic. Thus, he has also exhibited the integrity and courage to think outside the box of the institutional, profit maximizing, narrative.

Most days during the first confinement in the spring of 2020 I watched the evening news on France 2, the lead channel on the state subsidized television system. There were only1 or 2 times in my memory that I saw the head of the scientific committee setting policy for the government. He did not have the mesmerizing charm of Fauci. He responded gruffly to the most basic questions with, I paraphrase, “Just do as you’re told.” There was no alternative to the government narrative. These memories motivated me to ask Dr. Guillaume who can replace Prof. Montagnier as the conscience of French medicine? Who can escape the influence of big pharma and big government? The young scholars are bought and paid for or lack the courage to risk their careers on the altar of scientific truth. There is Dr. Guillaume himself. But he is over 70 and in retirement. There is Didier Raoult. He is 70 and already out of favor and credibility with the mainstream. Dr.Guillaume could only respond with a sigh to my question. But I do have hope, as the Covid crime spree, not petty crimes but crimes against humanity, becomes more and more evident to the general public; and therefore, making the profound corruption of the scientific establishment more and more evident, young scientists will be inspired by Luc Montangier’s example of honesty, integrity, and open mindedness.

The Best of Ira Katz

Ira Katz [send him mail] lives in France. He is a retired engineer/professor/scientist and  is the co-author of Handling Mr. Hyde: Questions and Answers about Manic Depression and Introduction to Fluid Mechanics.

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The Welfare State will fall, as surely as the American Empire, and the Chinese Tyranny.

Secularism is sterile, and increasingly idiotic.

Who will inherit the world?

Who will teach the nations to obey the Law of God, and live?

We who fear God must earn the right to inherit the world, in the eyes of God and Man.

Time to get to work, and live lives of love, truth, righteousness, compassion, and integrity.

There is a price to be paid.

That price is well worth it.

Matthew 13:45, English Standard Version

 "Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls, who, on finding one pearl of great value, went and sold all that he had and bought it.

Hebrews 12:1-2, English Standard Version

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

We have Christ Jesus: the water and bread of life, the strength, determination, endurance, wisdom, and vision we need for the journey.

The Future God has made for us calls: not just across the stars in the New Heavens, but right now, across the seas and lands.

Let’s get it!

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