Throughout his work, A Pope and A President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Story of the 20th Century, in which he attempts to seize the message of Fatima and use it as post-Cold War American imperial propaganda, Paul Kengor repeatedly refers to the phrase “Divine Plan” or “DP,” which was regularly used by Ronald Reagan, his staff, and according to Kengor, John Paul II himself during their intrigues against the Soviet Union.
As even mainstream secular journals admit, it is well known that Ronald Reagan was an avid reader of the works of Manley P. Hall, the high ranking Free Masonic occultist who envisioned the creation of America as a product of millennia of conspiracy on behalf of secret societies. These secret societies aimed to create a world republic using America as a vehicle. Manly P. Hall called these efforts “The Great Plan.”
Sounds a lot like “Divine Plan,” doesn’t it?
We are thus, again, left in a strange situation with some troubling questions.
- Did John Paul II really believe in a Divine Plan or Great Plan in which America would bring about an occult world republic? Is this what John Paul meant by the New Spring Time of Evangelization (a term derived form the occult) and New Advent (advent of whom? Christ has already come!?).
- If not, does this reference to Hall give us a key to understanding the neocons’ infiltration of the Church and their attempt to coral her in the service of American imperialism? Are/were Kengor, Weigel, Novak, Fr. Neuhaus (and others) part of some organization that is working toward the Great Plan?
- What is going on here?
I am in the midst of Paul Kengor’s book A Pope and a President: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Extraordinary Untold Story of the 20th Century. This book is very curious, for it tries to seize the message of Fatima and craft a purely 20th century narrative from it, i.e., the real message of Fatima is the struggle between the United States and her allies and the Soviet Union and there is no future chastisement to come. The book also seeks not only to canonize Ronald Reagan but even members of the Reagan family who were known for their irreligiousness.
There is much to say, but I want to focus on Kengor’s curious attempt to prove (once again) that the attempted assassin of John Paul II, Mehmet Ali Agca was working for Soviet intelligence and DEFINITELY NOT WESTERN INTELLIGENCE.
Kengor admits that (without saying so overtly) that Agca had all of the characteristics of a CIA operative, including:
- Unstable family life / and loner genius personality.
- Ties to fascism.
- Ties mafia in a NATO country.
- A mysterious jail break.
- Experience murdering.
However, Kengor explicitly ridicules the idea of the Central Intelligence Agency using a mafia linked criminal from a NATO country to perform an assassination: “It did not take long before both the Bulgarians and Soviets were contending that the CIA had tried to kill the pope. Yes, the CIA. Truly, nothing was beyond the communist propagandists.” This is the typical post-Cold War neocon (and even neoliberal narrative): The Soviets believed that Agca was a right wing assassin because he sure looked like one, but, of course, the Soviets were a bunch of crazy, stupid liars who lost the Cold War, so everything they said was a lie.
Reader, let me leave you with some rhetorical questions.
- Did the CIA ever employ a fascist mafia hitman from a NATO country to perform any criminal activity?
- Is it true that the Soviet intelligence and press were composed of the cartoonish bungling Keystone cops that neocons depict them as being?
- Is it is more likely that the attempted assassinations of John Paul and Ronald Reagan (by a friend of the Bush family) have a CIA not a KGB link?
- Why does every neocon biographer of John Paul II go out of the way to try to prove the KGB assassination theory?
- Why doesn’t Kengor mention the ties between John Hinckley, the attempted assassin of president Reagan, and the Bush Family?