Life at № 42 by E.M. Coutinho
First, I recommend anyone who has a sense of humour visit the (anti-gay and anti-women’s rights) C-Fam site and read through Austin Ruse’s bio. It’s just hilarious. One gets the impression he wrote it while jerking off to his own image in a mirror. Puff doesn’t begin to describe it. His accomplishments include “Mr. Ruse is a Knight in the Sovereign Military Order of Malta, a Knight in the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.” but of course, he’s neither in the military nor an equestrian. Those are basically just two religious (Catholic) groups. The “Military Order” gets to use a corner of a fort in Malta for its charity activities.
It goes on to say: (he) is a founding member of the Diplomatic Society of St. Gabriel.- yes, that certainly seems to be a pattern in Mr. Ruse’s credentials; he gives them to himself. Just as in founding C-Fam, making himself the president and then using that do-it-yourself-pseudo-prestige to make himself seem important. Never has Smart Draw’s print-your-own-diploma software gotten so much use as in Mr. Ruse’s little C-fam office.
But wait because the worse is yet to come- and I find this one surprising because it doesn’t take a genius to figure it out. C-Fam and Ruse himself have made a monumental hoopla about being UN recognized.
Everything they say implies they are somehow members or employed by the UN itself. They often refer to their “special consultative status” as if that means world leaders and ambassadors consult with them before making decisions. Let me make this simple: Any NGO can register with the UN to defend their interests (thousands on top of thousands on top of thousands have done it), and they can even do it online. And when I say any, I mean that C-Fam’s special UN recognition is the same special UN recognition that’s enjoyed by the Nadi District Youth Group in Fiji. They don’t even have a website, but here’s their Facebook page:
In fact the UN website even says “Most applications get approved within two or three sessions of the Committee.” So much for the hoopla and very crafty backstory of alleged victimization. So no, neither Netanyahu nor the Israeli ambassador actually questioned Ruse about his opposition to abortion in all cases. UN “recognition” is an entirely meaningless bullsh*t line.
What’s clear is we do have to ask ourselves if Ruse is a Walter Mitty character with pathological delusions of grandeur- or if he’s a run of the mill con-artist who uses a whole lot of hype and deception to ensure C-Fam continues raking in donations by faking their importance and impact. Perhaps it’s a bit of each.