Saturday, November 30, 2013

Right Wing Conservatives Accuse Pope Francis of Being a "Marxist"



Right wing conservative Christians accuse the Roman Catholic church of promoting one world government and Marxism and possibly the so-called Homosexual agenda and other leftist/liberal causes.


Rush Limbaugh befuddled by spiritual religious leader who is anti-materialism. Religious leaders are ok in his book if they don't take their religious beliefs to heart. Limbaugh forgets that Jesus was a spiritual leader who was dismissive of the wealthy. The mere acquisition of wealth did not impress Jesus . Limbaugh just wants a feel good religion in which he may do as he pleases as long as he invokes the name of some deity and thereby be saved. So for him it is utter madness for a religious leader such as Pope Francis to speak out against social and economic or political injustice including "unfettered Capitalism".


Rush Limbaugh: The pope sounds like a Marxist by Elias Isquith, Salon.com, Wednesdat 27, 2013

"This is just pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the pope"
Rush Limbaugh





Pope Francis: Capitalism is “a new tyranny”
"The culture of prosperity deadens us," the pope writes in a document laying out the platform for his papacy , KATIE MCDONOUGH, Salon.com, Nov. 26, 2013


Here's an excerpt of what the Pope said from above mentioned article at Salon.com

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.

Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “disposable” culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new. Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s underside or its fringes or its disenfranchised – they are no longer even a part of it. The excluded are not the “exploited” but the outcast, the “leftovers”.

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 na├»ve 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. To sustain a lifestyle which excludes others, or to sustain enthusiasm for that selfish ideal, a globalization of indifference has developed. Almost without being aware of it, we end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all this were someone else’s responsibility and not our own. The culture of prosperity deadens us; we are thrilled if the market offers us something new to purchase; and in the meantime all those lives stunted for lack of opportunity seem a mere spectacle; they fail to move us.




Conservative activist: Pope Francis exposed the ‘Marxist problem’ inside the Catholic Church by Eric W. Dolan, Raw Story.com, November 29, 2013

Cliff Kincaid on Pope Francis and Catholic Marxism

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