First, for your admonishing me for my good and in our faith, I thank you and all this company. As for the counsellor that you offer me, I thank you too: but I do not intend to forsake the counsel of our Lord.
I believe that our holy father the Pope of Rome and the bishops and other churchmen are there to guard the Christian faith and to punish those woh are faulty.
But as for me I will not submit myself in respect to my deeds, save to the church in Heaven alone--that is, to God, the Virgin Mary, and the saints in Paradise. And I firmly beieve that I have not been faulty in our Christian faith. Nor would I wish to be.
I do not do wrong to serve God!
f the judges refuse to let me hear mass, it certainly lies in our Lord to let me hear it, when he shall please to, without them.
At Arras and at Beaurevoir I was many times admonished to wear women's clothing: I refused, and I still refuse. As to other womanly duties, there are enough other women to perform them.
As to the Duke of Burgundy, I begged him, by letters and through his ambassadors, that there might be peace. As to the English, the peace that is needed with them is that they should go back to their homes in England.
There was neither sorcery nor any other evil art in anything that I have done.
If the English had believed my letter they would have done wisely. And before seven years are ended, they shall be well aware of the things that I wrote them.
I did not send it out of pride of presumptiom, but at the bidding of our Lord.
First I asked them to make peace. And in case they would not make peace, I was all ready to fight.
Joan of Arc, March 27, 1431 (from her testimony at trial).
Joan of Arc In Her Own Words
In 1922, New York City Mayor John F. Hylan said, "The real menace of our republic is this invisible government which, like a giant octopus, sprawls its slimy length over city, state and nation. Like the octopus of real life, it operates under cover of a self created screen.... At the head of this octopus are the Rockefeller Standard Oil interests and a small group of powerful banking houses generally referred to as international bankers. The little coterie of powerful international bankers virtually run the United States government for their own selfish purposes. They practically control both political parties....”
So what did talk like that get you back in 1922? Simple: your own Democrat party runs a less people conscious politician to get him out, and then, to remind him he did a bad, bad thing trying to expose the real people running the country, they put you on a children’s court.
Hylan was one of us, a 99%. He grew up poor in the Catskills, educated himself working for the man, and like many of us, looked more conservative than he was and so, with money of William Randolph Hearst Hearst, was giving a cushy mayor job until, that is he spoke the truth about the governing powers of 1922. If, you think it’s gotten better you’ve been drinking too much tap water. Stop it, wake up, smell the coffee... oh, and get your money out of the banks before it’s too late: invest in hemp oil for the sake of us all!