The social justice activist in the miter hat and rimmed glasses from Vatican City will be visiting the United States next month to scold the West generally, and Americans particularly, on every issue from immigration, to wealth inequality, to climate change. Pope Francis makes his fellow community organizer, President Barack Obama, look like a mere amateur at the old game of rabblerousing. The Pope will even get to address our United States Congress.
Why do the billion people in the world who claim Roman Catholicism as their faith continue to put any stock into what this man from the slums of Argentina has to say? Who does this man think he is, coming to our country, to address our legislature, and scold us on social issues?
The pope comes to the Capitol on Sept. 24, where he will be the first pontiff to ever address a joint meeting of Congress. He will also appear on a West Front balcony to greet the public.
There’s little doubt that Francis, who in a speech last month in Bolivia spoke out against unchecked capitalism before an assemblage of groups representing the poor, will seek to send a similar message to lawmakers representing the richest nation on earth.
“Whether it’s climate change or hunger or taking care of the poor, the Pope’s message is really the embodiment of what Catholic social teaching has been about, historically,” said Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., who traveled to Rome to witness the pope’s installation two years ago.
The pope was invited by the most powerful Catholic in Congress, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio., who will be accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, another Catholic, in familiar seats behind Francis on the dais. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California, also a Catholic, will occupy a prominent seat on her party’s side of the aisle.
So who is this man from the Vatican that the oligarchs and elites in Congress are geeking out over? Prior to taking up the cloth, young Francis, born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, was a bouncer in a nightclub. It’s true, says USA Today. And here you thought he was just a nice, angelic-looking old man in a little white cap.
After becoming a priest, Francis grew to prominence within the Argentine church. But he lifted nary a finger to help the innocent during that nation’s long and bloody Dirty War in the 1970’s and 1980’s, according to the smartypants Progressives at the New Yorker:
As in Spain during its Civil War, when the Catholic Church openly sided with Franco’s inquisition, and in Rome during the Second World War, when the silence of Pope Pius XII was understood as a tacit admission of Vatican acquiescence with the policies of the Axis, the role of the Argentine Catholic Church in the junta’s anti-Communist campaign was queasily intimate. In official discourses, one of Bergoglio’s predecessors, Archbishop Juan Carlos Aramburu, openly sided with the military’s stated need for a purge, in which freethinking priests and nuns were also killed. For the most part, the Church remained mute in public about what was going on. But some priests were actually directly involved in the repression, by all accounts, with military chaplains going so far as to bless the drugged bodies of suspected guerrillas marked for execution as they were loaded onto military planes, from which they were then hurled to their deaths, unconscious, over the Rio de la Plata.
Father Bergoglio, now Pope Francis, must have the good Lord on his side. Only someone with the hand of Providence upon him could go from bar bouncer, to state’s accomplice in a Dirty War, to now being Pope.
Francis even now gets to come to the United States and deliver a speech to our Congress. I’ll bet you all a hot fudge sundae right now that Francis will harang our good country about illegal immigration, and exhort us to welcome the newcomers with open arms.
What a load of crap.
I say we should tell Pope Francis to quit being a hypocrite. Lets make him a deal:
Turn the Vatican into a sanctuary city, Pope Francis.
You heard me. Sell the gold, sell the treasures, sell the land the Roman Catholic Church owns. Tell the bishops and cardinals to quit eating caviar and drinking Dom behind the curtains and take up bread, water, and gruel.
The Vatican can move in the Syrian and African asylum seekers, if the Pope has so much solidarity for their plight. We can even send him some of the illegal immigrants who have invaded our own country. If Francis did this, then someone might actually believe a word he said. Until then, the only people who will keep going along with the storyline put out by the Vatican are illiterates of the third world, and aging Irish/German stock on the West Side of Cincinnati.
You can bet if someone threw open the gates of the Vatican and forced it to become a sanctuary city for a day, Pope Francis and the cadre of oligarchs who surround him would quickly discard their love for asylum seekers. What the elites don’t comprehend or don’t care about is the fact that our beautiful Western civilization is being overrun by hordes of asylum seekers, resembling a scene from World War Z.
Why do Progressives like Francis hate our country and Western Civilization so much anyway? The United States is the very zenith of civilization. Look at our beautiful country. Why do the Progressives like Francis want to ruin it?