Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Pope Should Redistribute Vatican's Income First !
Conservative American radio talk show host Michael Savage (photo right) was savage in his assessment to Pope Francis' recent comments on ''spreading-the-Wealth'' similar to Barack Obama's mantra to keep the class warfare pot boiling.
On his Friday show last week, he said if Pope Francis wants income redistribution he should start with his own Church. He said he would bid $1 million dollars for Michelangelo's famous painting on the Sistine Chapel or his Pieta stature of Mary with the crucified Jesus on her lap. ''The reason I'm offering that money to the Pope and the Vatican is so they can redistribute the wealth that begins in the Vatican itself.'' Savage said.
Savage said he was making a point that there is vast wealth within the Catholic Church, including priceless works of art and artefacts besides major shares in global companies. He added, ''Their stash of gold ingots could be sold for redistribution purposes very quickly and start the ball rolling.''
This shock and vehemence all started when Francis told, no, demanded, a group of U.N. delegates, including Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, that they should urge world governments to back ''the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.'' Savage's strident response: ''It's Karl Marx in a papal outfit !''
He noted that Francis is from Argentina, home to liberation theology along with much of Latin America, in the 1960s and '70s. And although Francis himself never practiced liberation theology, ''he was certainly shaped by it,'' Savage elaborated. This warped off-shoot of Marxism, liberation theology focuses on the plight of the poor, though critics have long claimed it is Christianised Marxism. Savage said he already pays 39.7 percent federal tax and 13 percent state tax in California as various local taxes. ''But that's not enough for the pope or Obama or the other Marxists deadshits on the planet,'' he said. ''How does the pope differ from the Occupy Movement?''
The Catholic Church opposed Marxism from the beginning until this pope. Though various Catholic priests throughout Central and South America have championed liberation theology, the Vatican itself has opposed what it has termed Marxist elements riddled through the movement. Savage accused Francis of violating the ''separation of church and state'' and warned he's heard the same talk from Karl Marx, Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotsky. The ideas and actions of these men brought deaths to millions of people. (Check out my posting ''A Manifesting of Karl Marx's Manifesto'' on March 27th, 2013 for a detail description of this madman's proposals for a new society).
Savage also suggested Francis is trying to unify the masses in South America an Africa and get the haves to rise up against the have-nots. Francis has frequently lashed out at the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system that he foolishly says excludes much of humanity. He called for the United Nations to promote a ''worldwide ethical (?) mobilization'' of solidarity with the poor in a new spirit of generosity.
The Way I See It....Pope Francis wants a more equal form of economic progress that he feels can be had through, as he says, ''the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.'' He had a similar message to the World Economic Forum in January where he denounced trickle-down economic theories as unproven and naïve, which provoked criticism that he was a Marxist at heart.
Francis denied he's Marxist and says he spent many years in Argentina battling Marxist excesses of liberation theology that has turned his country into an economic basket case. All he wants, he says, ''is the U.N. to promote development goals that attack the root causes of poverty and hunger, to protect the environment and ensure dignified labor for all.'' Can't argue with that, I guess that is what most of us would want for our fellow Earthlings, but stay away from anything looking like Marxism......it's a Killer!