Wednesday, September 23, 2015
The Red Pope has it backward
Pope Francis is in Washington sucking up to the limousine left, albeit he brought along a Fiat. He is a severe critic of capitalism -- yet he exalts communism and Islam, making the absurd comment that the Koran is interchangeable with the Bible. Has he read either one? He has a college sophomore's grasp of the world, buying into the view that poverty is caused by capitalism and cured by communism. That is backward. Communism allows a few to command an army of the poor. Capitalism provides jobs, goods, and services.
That Fiat? Thank capitalism. The same with the airplane that brought him here, the aluminum in that plane, and every other product he uses.
Communism gave the world the AK-47. That's it.
Oh and the Rubik Cube.
But Pope Francis is infallible, so I guess this pre-papal bull he wrote in 1998 is true: "What the Church criticizes is the spirit that capitalism has encouraged, utilizing capital to subject and oppress the man."
Capitalists did not send 100 million Russians to their deaths in 70 years of purges. Communism did.
Capitalists did not send 150 million Chinese to their deaths in 50 years of purges. Communism did.
Compare North Korea to South Korea. East Germany to West Germany. Cuba to Miami. Mao's China to today's China.
The world does not starve, thanks to capitalism. The world does not die of many diseases thanks to capitalism. The world
Instead of criticizing capitalism like some tenured Amherst women's studies lesbian, why not attack real threats to the world? Why not stand up to Islamists who are pushing homosexuals off buildings, stoning women, and raping little girls and boys?
But Pope Francis is a coward. He does not stand up to bullies. He peddles a politically correct liturgy that safely assures the masses that they are victims of some invisible cabal of people who want to sell them better products at lower prices.
Just a reminder that my new books "Exceptional Americans 2: The Capitalists," is available on Amazon and Kindle.
Maybe I should send His Excellency a copy.