Friday, November 29, 2013

Defend the Vatican Attack the Pope

Right-Wingers are geniuses. They are able to hold two ideas in direct opposition in their head at the same time.

The United States is closing it's Embassy in Vatican City and consolidating it with the Embassy and Consulate grounds the US has in Rome and throughout the Italian Peninsula.

Ka-boom! Right-Wingers took to their fainting couches to bemoan President Obama's continuing attacks on all that is Holy.

How is Nicholas Cage supposed to find the secret documents in the Vatican Archives which prove that Jesus hand wrote the Constitution so that conservatives could use their guns to crush liberal communists and rule America with an Iron Fist?

Of course, there isn't a U.S. Embassy in Vatican City, which is less than 1 mile across and doesn't have grounds for anything not associated with the Church, but hey details and truth are anathema to conservatives.

But... A funny thing happened recently. The New Pope Francis, having been born in Argentina (albeit safely from Italian immigrant parents) has been using the Papal Pulpit to point out how evil Capitalism actually is and how the unholy pursuit of money has led to huge suffering amongst people considered by Capitalists as disposable.

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly home- less person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points?  
Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded.  
In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting.  
A new tyranny is thus born, invisible and often virtual, which unilaterally and relentlessly imposes its own laws and rules
Everything the Pope has commented upon is the reflected in Dominant Ayn Randian Culture in America. Despicable Capitalists, guarded by their Republican lap dogs and Pro-Business Democrats, and serviced by well-paid media sycophants have introduced the vicious Rule of the 1% and their Piss Down Your Back and Tell You It's Raining Prosperity upon the Nation, where the Mass of Humanity is nothing and the beautiful, rich 'job-creator' class is everything. 

It so alarmed Rupert Murdoch and other Plutocratic swine the Media was brought in to begin the attacks on the Pope.

Faux News resident Upper Class Twit Stuart Varney, a reliably asinine Tory who holds nothing but hatred towards the poor, but is a stupid conservatives ideal of a smart man because he speaks with a RP accent, took time to scold the Pope and defend his Moneyed Masters.

Racist Limpballs (Rush Limbaugh), King of the Conservatives, managed to take time away from his dreams of raping Sandra Fluke and whatever other woman he wants, to decry the "pure marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope". We all know what comes out of the mouth of Limpballs.

American Catholics, who have for years given their support to Republicans and the Right, are in for a shock when their "brethren" the anti-human, let'em die, kill the poor, guardians of Plutocracy and Vulture Capitalists, turn upon them.

They'll be surprised when conservatives begin to spit out epithets like papists and defame the 'Bishop of Rome' while expecting Catholics to toe-the-line and prostrate themselves in front of the conservative idols of Oppression, Subjugation, and adulation of the Rich.

And they'll be forced to choose between Supply-Side Jesus and the Vicar of Christ. Interesting times indeed.

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