Monday, December 16, 2013

No, the Pope's not a Marxist, he's a Catholic

And Conservatives loathe Catholics almost as much as blacks and women.

Pope Francis has given signals he wants to redirect the focus of the Church back towards its' original founding principles. American Catholics are in a quandary having to choose between Racist Limbaugh, his acolytes and their god and the Pope.

For years conservatives have assumed they could count on American Catholic votes because of two issues; unceasing hatred of gays and staunch anti-abortion.

But, while Republicans would check off these two boxes in order to win those Catholics votes, once in office they would go about implementing the Conservative Principles of Oppression, Subjugation, and Adulation of the Rich.

Now, that the Pope has criticized Mammon, the Right Wing God, the forces of the 1% have begun to turn their viciousness towards the Vicar of Christ, with Fox News editor Adam Shaw already declaring that "Pope Francis will prove a disaster for the Church".

In the same article, Shaw also compared Vatican II to New Coke. While this is absurd it does give a window into the minds of right-wingers. New Coke was a commercial disaster which lost Money. Mammon. Money. Mammon. Adam Shaw is paid to dupe conservatives into Adulation of the Rich and his mind is so caught in that paradigm he can not make a comparison without the mindset of money playing a part.

World Net Daily had to assure their marks that Jesus Christ was, in fact, a Capitalist where someone named Jonathon Moseley "sets pope straight on Bible's condemnation of socialism."

So, as Xmas approaches American Catholics, must watch as their "brethren", the Religious Right, who've championed horrid anti-human, let'em die, kill the poor, genuflection to the Plutocracy and Vulture Capitalists, turn upon them.

During an interview with La Stampa, the Pope was asked, Some of the passages in the “Evangelii Gaudium” attracted the criticism of ultraconservatives in the USA. As a Pope, what does it feel like to be called a “Marxist”?
"I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended."
Later in the interview, The Pope continued about his distrust of Piss Down Your Back Trickle Down economics:
"The only specific quote I used was the one regarding the “trickle-down theories” which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and social inclusiveness in the world. The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor."
As has been shown by the evil reaction from the American Right towards The Pope, this is blasphemy! Right-Wingers have long ago succeeded in their efforts to conflate and garble the definition of terms.

This garbling has lead towards conservative shorthand argumentation form, where a Republican Politician is never asked to explain the despicable by-products or reprehensible evil outcomes of their policies but is allowed to just free associate and say, 'Freedom. Flag. Jesus. 9/11, Wealth of Nations, job creators. amen...' And when a conservative wants to bash a Liberal, the same shorthand technique is often used, 'France! Marxist! Alinsky! Muslim! Spread the Wealth...'

This shorthand saves the conservative from having to explain anything and allows him to puff up with righteous zeal and win the "argument" with Red Face and Loud Voice!

Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Prosperity has been the catechism of Conservatives ever since the 1% determined to destroy the American Dream. It's the End-State of Capitalism. So expect the preachers of Faux News and the Right-Wing blog-o-sphere to continue their assault on the Pontiff  because Mammon will only ever be satisfied when American workers are brought into Corporate Bondage and an Undying Neo-Feudalist Wage Slave State is ensconced were the Democratic Republic once stood.


Sarge said...

Grab the new issue of Time with the Pope on the cover! Pope Francis is a threat to conservative christians because you cannot be a conservative and be a christian both. Taking away from the poor and rewarding the rich is not follwing the teachings of Jesus.
Gene, I am serious about going over to St Ben's and seeing about
converting over my respect for this new Pope.


marlu said...

I happened to hear Rush today. He is now comparing the "war on Christmas" to the "war on the tea party" by the liberals. Seems the enemies of these two things are trying to make Christmas and the tea part disappear.

I still am wondering who is waging this war on Christmas. It certainly isn't the merchant or shop keepers!

Grung_e_Gene said...

"I, As A Catholic, Agree With Rush" Limbaugh - Sean Hannity.

Of course, Hannity a multi-millionaire who hates the poor and works as paid apologist for the 1% who have stolen and trodden down the Poor who employ him hates a Pope who has signaled a call to aid the poor and afflicted.

Hannity embodies the Conservative Values of Oppression, Subjugation and Adulation of the Rich.