When Charlie Sheen went nuts back in 2011, one of the crazy things he said was that he was a “Vatican Assassin Warlock.” He never explained what that meant, and neither could anybody else, but I have solved the mystery. Sheen makes his Vatican-Assassin comment at the 2:42 mark of this interview:
It turns out that Vatican Assassins is a book written on an Amish farm in 2001 by white separatist Eric Jon Phelps. The Catholics and Protestants have been publishing propaganda against each other for hundreds of years, and Vatican Assassins is a modern edition of that genre.
Phelps believes that WASP culture is responsible for scientific progress and freedom, having broken Western Civilization out of the Dark-Ages death-grip of the authoritarian Catholic Church. Phelps is especially outraged by the machinations of “God’s Marines” – the Jesuits – and wants to kick them out of the USA.
Phelps is hoping that a state will succeed from the union, and if one does, he wants all WASPs to move there and fight against the federal government’s attempt to reel the state back in. He pretty much wants to re-fight the Civil War, and maybe even reinstate slavery. Here is a quote from page 503 of Vatican Assassins:
“As calculated, the Emancipation Proclamation destroyed the Southern culture that generally had been a blessing to the Negroes, in contrast to their barbarism and cannibalism in Africa.”
It was Eric Jon Phelps who called Charlie Sheen a Vatican assassin. Why would he do that? Because Sheen’s father, Ramón Antonio Gerardo Estévez (Martin Sheen) is an activist Catholic (photos here). Martin even took his stage name from show-biz priest Bishop Fulton J. Sheen:
As a militant protestant, Phelps finds Martin Sheen to be an odious Vatican operative. But why does he call them assassins? Well, Phelps believes that the Vatican seized dictatorial control of the USA by assassinating John F. Kennedy. He also believes that that the Jesuits assassinated Abraham Lincoln. At first, that sounds crazy. However, so many Americans believed it to be true that the USA broke off diplomatic relations with the Vatican in 1867. Relations were not re-established until 1984 – 117 years later!
Jesuit history is a lot more interesting than you might expect. And seeing that we have the first-ever Jesuit Pope, you might want to do some reading on the subject. But I don’t recommend Vatican Assassins. I give Phelps an “A” for effort because the book contains an enormous amount of information and photos. But his writing style is atrocious. Half the book is comprised of quotes from other anti-Jesuit propaganda books. Many of the quotes are from Alberto Rivera, an alleged ex-Jesuit who was more likely a simple con man.
Of course, if you are a right-wing, protestant redneck, you will probably love Vatican Assassins. But before you believe anything at all in the book, you need to do your own research because the book is simply not credible.
The most absurd act that Phelps accuses the Jesuits of is founding the Illuminati. Yes, Adam Weishaupt copied the organizational structure of the Society of Jesus, but it is established fact that the Illuminati and the Jesuits were arch-enemies. See this for more.
So, when Charlie Sheen said that he was a “Vatican assassin warlock”, he was mocking Phelps. The “warlock” part was a creative flourish added by Sheen.
Note: I can’t find the reference now, but somewhere Phelps stated that he was supported for three years by an Amish family in Pennsylvania while he was writing Vatican Assassins.