We of course were delighted when the pachamama filth was tossed into the Tiber. Some time later, one of the two dunkers came forward - Alexander Tschugguel of Austria. He has since told his story and shared his traditional Catholic faith with many. Recently he was in the news as one who suffered the covid-19 virus and who came out of it.
A few days ago, in an interview with Taylor Marshall, the two men discussed these events. In the course of the conversation, they revealed Marshall's role in the pachamama dunking, as one who financed Tschugguel's air fare back and forth between Rome and Vienna.
Perhaps covid-19 has infected some Catholic brains, but I learned of this largely through some Catholics who took umbrage at Marshall's role in the deed, implying that he was merely playing the publicity hound throughout the matter. They even cast those aspersions on Tschugguel himself, going so far as to say he faked his corona affliction for publicity.
My first reaction to reading the details of the incident was, "so what?" How did that garner such vituperation? I have some questions for these detractors:
- How do they think that Tschugguel flew back and forth between the two cities? Do they think he and his friend just levitated through the air, or maybe bilocated as some mystics throughout the centuries did? News flash! Air fare costs money! Marshall put up his own funds. How dare some impugn Marshall's motives for so doing? If you don't think he deserves some respect for so doing, well, that's on you. However, by what stretch of logic do you villify him for his actions?
- I detect just a slight note of shame underlying the wags and naysayers for their own cowardice and lack of initiative. It's all too easy to say that those who do get off their butts to do something are not acting in good faith, for somehow that makes their own torpidity not look so bad. To be honest, I've been on the receiving end of such nonsense myself.
I'm not inclined to link to the prattlings of these malcontents right now, for I don't want to increase their hit counts. I might have to do that in the future, if this problem persists. I remind such individuals that contumely and calumny are sins.
Meanwhile, I will now post the interview below. The discussion of the pachamama incident begins at the 1:06:00 mark. They also remind us of that meeting scheduled for May at the 1:13:40 mark. I do hope that the corona situation causes that planned debacle to at least be postponed, as it has for so many other filthy events in Baltimore (see here and here).