DESPITE HIS DENIALS, OUR CURRENT POPE IS OBVIOUSLY A MAN OF THE LEFT…

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It was just yesterday that Pope Francis made all the more apparent why it is that so many people view him as leaning pretty sharply to the left and why some even refer to him as ‘The Communist’ Pope.  It was in front of many of the world’s ‘leaders’ gathered there at the United Nations, Francis took it upon himself to strongly condemn what he called the craving for material gains and power, proclaiming that greed is destroying the Earth’s resources and aggravating poverty. And I’m sure those listening were quick to take his message to heart.

It was in his speech to the U.N General Assembly, which is really nothing more than a “wretched hive of scum and villainy” comprised of those who are really nothing more than cutthroat despots and tin horn dictators, that ‘The Commie Pope’ said, “A selfish and boundless thirst for power and material prosperity leads both to the misuse of available natural resources and to the exclusion of the weak and disadvantaged.”  The spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics condemned the “grave offense” of economic and social exclusion.

‘The Commie Pope’ went on to say, “The dramatic reality this whole situation of exclusion and inequality, with its evident effects, has led me, in union with the entire Christian people and many others, to take stock of my grave responsibility in this regard and to speak out.”  Francis the ‘Commie Pope’ has often criticized unbridled capitalism during the two years of his papacy and, therefore, was quick to become recognized as a devoted man of the left.  Because, my friends, socialism has been proven to be so much more humane than capitalism.

And so it was, yesterday, he had a high-powered audience at the United Nations, a group, which regrettably, has been allowed to exist now for 70 years. The gathering for the General Assembly this year is believed to have attracted the highest number of ‘leaders’ in the world body’s history.  ‘The Commie Pope’, 78, actually called on these despots, dictators and thugs to fight human trafficking, boost education for girls and end the destruction of biodiversity which he warned is threatening the “very existence of the human species.”

And I take it as being nothing less than a personal insult that, here on the soil of the very nation whose citizens are the most generous people on the planet, this supposed man of God would, nearly every time he opened his mouth, proceeded to slander America.  This nation has, and very willingly so, parted with of more it’s blood and treasure than any other country on this Earth.  And to the benefit of millions of people, complete strangers, and has never, NEVER, asked for anything in return.  How dare he presume to be able to lecture America?

And I suppose there will be those, I suspect many, who will say that I’ve got him all wrong.  They will say that he is only doing that which such men have always done, looking out for the poor and the downtrodden.  And while I do not question his goal, I do, and very emphatically, call into question his methods.  His approach for doing so is coming most decidedly from the left, and despite his denials he is most certainly much more comfortable with those on the left.  You have to ask yourself, why else have those on the left been so quick to embrace him?

And for those of you who doubt me, gathered below are 22 past statements by the pope that prove he’s a consistent leftist:

  1. He has called for centralized redistribution of wealth. In May of last year, the pope addressed the U.N., calling for what sounded like a socialist “redistribution of economic benefits by the state.”
  2. He has contradicted the teachings of past popes. Pope Francis’ comments contrast starkly with John Paul II’s writings. In Centensimus Annus (1991), John Paul acknowledged that Marxism clearly failed with the fall of the Soviet Union, and praised any economic system “which recognizes the fundamental and positive role of business, the market, private property and the resulting responsibility for the means of production as well as free human creativity in the economic sector.”
  3. He has decried “inequality” as “the root of social ills.” Presumably speaking about capitalism, which has lifted billions out of poverty by providing jobs and other opportunities, the pope once said, “The current model, with its emphasis on success and self-reliance, does not appear to favor an investment in efforts to help the slow, the weak or the less talented to find opportunities in life.”
  4. He has rejected the most basic tenets of market-based capitalism. “We can no longer trust in the unseen forces and the ‘invisible hand’ of the market,” the pope has said.
  5. He has rejected basic tenets of personal liberty and the pursuit of happiness. “In a culture where each person wants to be bearer of his or her own subjective truth, it becomes difficult for citizens to devise a common plan which transcends individual gain and personal ambitions,” he’s said.
  6. He has praised a children’s book promoting homosexual coupling. On July 9 of this year, the pope sent a letter to the author of “Piccolo Uovo,” which features a cast of animal characters including gay penguins and lesbian rabbits. “His holiness is grateful for the thoughtful gesture and for the feelings which it evoked, hoping for an always more fruitful activity in the service of young generations and the spread of genuine human and Christian values,” said his letter to the book’s author.
  7. He has spoken at length about the need to combat climate change. “A number of scientific studies indicate that most global warming in recent decades is due to the great concentration of greenhouse gases (carbon dioxide, methane, nitrogen oxides, and others) released mainly as a result of human activity,” he wrote in his recent encyclical.
  8. He has defended homosexuality. In July 2013, the pope was asked what he thought about gay priests, and he responded with a laissez-faire attitude: “Who am I to judge a gay person of goodwill who seeks the Lord?” The statement, now one of Francis’ most famous, was cheered by social liberals, progressives, and libertarians.
  9. He has downplayed issues important to conservatives. “We cannot insist only on issues related to abortion, gay marriage, and the use of contraceptive methods. This is not possible,” he said in 2013. “The teaching of the church, for that matter, is clear and I am a son of the church, but it is not necessary to talk about these issues all the time.”
  10. He has alienated many devout Catholics. Not pleased with the pope’s comments, five Cardinals joined 500,000 petitioners from conservative group TFP Student Action this summer in asking the pope to reaffirm rational teaching on marriage and the family.
  11. He has criticized the institution of the Catholic church. “The church sometimes has locked itself up in small things, in small-minded rules. The most important thing is the first proclamation: Jesus Christ has saved you,” he said in August 2013.
  12. He has criticized his fellow priests, and past Catholic leaders. “Heads of the Church have often been narcissists, flattered and thrilled by their courtiers. The court is the leprosy of the papacy,” he said in an October 2013 interview in Italy.
  13. He has discouraged evangelism of the Christian faith. “Proselytism is solemn nonsense, it makes no sense. We need to get to know each other, listen to each other and improve our knowledge of the world around us,” he said in 2013.
  14. He has criticized free-market capitalism. During a speech in Bolivia, Pope Francis called unfettered capitalism “the dung of the devil,” a comment many saw as a possible endorsement of socialism. He went on to criticize “corporations, loan agencies, certain ‘free trade’ treaties, and the imposition of measures of ‘austerity.'” U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said the pope clearly displays a warped view of capitalism having grown up in Argentina, which is rampant with corruption and doesn’t have “a true free enterprise system.”
  15. He accepted a blasphemous crucifix from communist Bolivian President Evo Morales. During his visit to South America this year, Morales handed the pope a small statue of Jesus crucified on a hammer and sickle — the symbol of communism — and the pope took it in his hands, accepting the gift and taking it back to his home in the Vatican.
  16. He has defended labor unions. During the same speech in Bolivia, the pope defended labor unions, not acknowledging a common criticism from conservatives that labor unions hurt students and consumers.
  17. He has criticized fruitful Catholic families. “Some think . . . that in order to be good Catholics we have to be like rabbits. No. Responsible paternity, that is clear,” the pope said in January, contravening 2,000 years of church teaching about reproduction and birth control.
  18. He has seemingly advocated for cultural relativism. In speaking about Western ideals, the pope advocated “Every people deserves to conserve its identity without being ideologically colonized,” perhaps not considering that many of those ideals are now regularly considered inalienable human rights.
  19. He has encouraged more liberal academic traditions supported by many Jesuits. As the world’s first Jesuit Pope, Francis has propped up vigorous debate among Cardinals and Bishops hailing from liberal, Jesuit-run universities and colleges.
  20. He has offered friendly visits to cruel dictators like Cuban President Raúl Castro. The brother of Fidel Castro is an avowed ex-Catholic, but said he had a good time with the pope this May.
  21. He will deliver mass in Cuba under a communist Che Guevara portrait. During his coming September visit, Pope Francis will deliver a sermon in the Plaza de la Revolución, which is presided over by an iron sculpture of the militant Guevara.
  22. He has softened church rules regarding divorce and remarriage. Church doctrine says that divorced Catholics are not allowed to receive Communion, however Pope Francis signaled a potential shift in the doctrine in August of this year, saying “open doors” should greet “People who started a new union after the defeat of their sacramental marriage.” He acknowledged that the church considers “taking up a new union” wrong, “contradicts the Christian sacrament” of marriage, and amounts to adultery, but said “true welcome toward people living in these situations” should be offered nonetheless.

I REST MY CASE…

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POPE FRANCIS, THE “COMMIE POPE”…

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In watching the recent interaction between Barry “Almighty” and our current ‘Commie Pope” it struck me that perhaps Pope Francis is to Barry much like Pope John Paul II was to Ronald Reagan.  And I think it’s fair to say that while the relationship between the first two men is similar to the relationship between the second two men, the objectives sought are very different.  Whereas Reagan and John Paul, and Margaret Thatcher, were crucial in bringing down the ‘Iron Curtain’, Barry and Francis seem to be just as determined in their efforts to condemn capitalism and bring down America.   And they seem to see America as having much to pay for.

And one of the tactics these two socialists have apparently agreed to implement regarding their joint venture against America came to light during the welcoming ceremony at the White House on Wednesday when Pope Francis launched into what has become one of the mainstays in the left’s attack on capitalism.  That being when the Pope claimed that “climate change is a problem” that can no longer be left to a future generation, and he actually went so far as to praise Barry for introducing an initiative for reducing air pollution.  Obviously the ‘Commie Pope” is far more interested in advancing the politics of the issue while ignoring the actual science.

And our ‘Commie Pope’ appeared none too shy about heaping a sickening amount of praise on his partner in crime as he went on to say, “Mr. President, I find it encouraging that you are introducing an initiative for reducing air pollution. Accepting the urgency, it seems clear to me also that climate change is a problem we can no longer be left to a future generation.”  And then in sounding very much like your basic environmentalist wacko doing his best to warn us of the coming apocalypse, our ‘Commie Pope’ said, “When it comes to the care of our common home, we are living at a critical moment of history,” adding that there’s still time to make changes.

But the ‘Commie Pope’ was far from finished with his ideological rant as he went on to say, “Such change demands on our part a serious and responsible recognition, not only of the kind of the world we may be leaving to our children, but also to the millions of people living under a system which has overlooked them.”  And then he said, “To use a telling phrase of the Rev. Martin Luther King, we can say that we have defaulted on our promissory note and now is the time to honor it,” he said.  This system that he claims has overlooked so many, has benefited even more.  America has provided to the world more blood and treasure than any other nation in history.

The ‘Commie Pope’ said, “We know by faith that the creator does not abandon us. He never forsakes,” adding that as Christians, we must “commit ourselves to the conscious and responsible care of our common home.”  And he then went on to say, “Mr. President, the efforts which were recently made to mend broken relationships and to open new doors to cooperation within our human family represent positive steps along the path of reconciliation, justice, and freedom.”  You have to wonder what the Hell he’s talking about.  Barry has done nothing to mend anything and it is because of Barry that the world is in such turmoil no matter where you look.

And then he continued on using what was his best ‘it takes a village’ rhetoric.  Our ‘Commie Pope’ said, “I would like all men and women of goodwill in this great nation to support the efforts of the international community to protect the vulnerable in our world and to stimulate integral and inclusive models of development so that our brother and sisters everywhere may know the blessings of peace and prosperity with goodwill for all his children.”  I would like to ask this Pope why it is that he thinks the men and women of this great nation should support an international community that views America as being little more than a piggybank.

So now after seeing our ‘Commie Pope’ up close and personal I think we can now all agree that if there was ever a Pope who could be said to be the anti-John Paul II, Pope Francis, the ‘Commie Pope’ can be said to be that Pope.  The ending of the ‘Cold War’ and the bringing down of the ‘Iron Curtain” was very much a collaborative effort between Reagan, Thatcher and Pope John Paul II because they formed a united front against ‘communism’.  Now imagine, if you can, if that third player had not been Pope John Paul II but was instead Pope Francis.  How differently might things have turned out?  What might the planet look like today?