If he wasn’t such a walking and talking cliche it could be tempting to have some pity for the clearly befuddled Pope Francis.
But when it comes down to brass ticks he’s just another very rich Bolshie telling everyone else they have too much money.
At least some of the exceedingly upscale earned their moolah themselves. But not this guy. He lives and works in a sumptuous palace, has 24 hour armed police protection, is surrounded by sycophants and courtiers, and still has the self-righteous gall to play the long-suffering pal of the poor.
He’s not a legitimate religious leader. He’s a slow-learning Sanders staffer. And I say that as a Roman Catholic.
Breitbart reports the pope’s latest foray into issues he knows nothing about happened at the Vatican last Wednesday, “Every year hundreds of billions of dollars, which should be paid in taxes to fund health care and education, accumulate in tax haven accounts. Thus impeding the possibility of the dignified and sustained development of all social agents,” he said at a Vatican seminar.
Here’s the really sanctimonious part.
“Today’s structures of sin include repeated tax cuts for the richest people, often justified in the name of investment and development,” Francis told the meeting of the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences.
Given that logic I assume His Holiness is going to refund some of the countless totals put in collection plates this Sunday by wealthy parishioners who gained money from those tax cuts? Maybe give back certain big dollar d0nations from rich donors?
I guess to him, rank hypocrisy is no sin.
Not only do many, including this writer, resent any politics at all from the pulpit, but this absurd Argentinian can’t even get his basic facts right.
Again, Breitbart reports, “According to data from the World Bank, however, annual per capita income worldwide has been increasing dramatically year by year and in 2018 was $17,948. Furthermore, the World Bank reveals, global per capita income has increased by over 200 percent since 1990 and is now more than three times higher than its 1990 level of$5,498.”
I know the pope is distracted by virtual church civil war over his papal ideology, ongoing financial scandals, and the issue that won’t go away, predatory priests.
But he could have had some young seminarian check his speech for accuracy. However, the facts would not let him…wait for it…pontificate on subjects that make him look dreamy to idiotic socialists.
To many others, he just looks hypocritical and out of touch.