Pope Francis, hypocrite

This pope’s views on income redistribution, climate change and illegal immigration show a total lack of economic knowledge or common sense. Socialism and communism have proven to create, not alleviate, poverty. Only capitalism has freed billions of human beings from poverty.

While Pope Francis may be a nice man and he may have good intentions, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The reality is the pope appears to be a hypocrite of the highest order — not just a hypocrite, but more like a Hollywood hypocrite.

As a “man of God,” I would expect Pope Francis to be lecturing us about religion, spirituality and morality. Unfortunately, those weren’t his only topics. The pope often sounded like a Hollywood hypocrite looking for the love and adulation of liberal celebrities and the media, by lecturing us on politically correct economic issues that he clearly knows nothing about.

And then there are his pleas about illegal immigration. That was like East Germany lecturing America about a wall. More on that later.

This pope seems neither to understand nor care that his views on issues like climate change and income redistribution often put him in bed with atheists and socialists, who don’t believe in God, mock religion and think the Bible is a work of fiction. Isn’t that strange company for a “man of God” to keep?

He criticizes the death penalty in America, given to heinous murderers, while saying nothing about the Castro brothers killing people for their political views.

He visited a prison in Philadelphia, but chose not to visit or even be seen with Cubans imprisoned because of their political views.

He played best pals with the Castro brothers without ever mentioning that they are evil, murdering tyrants.

This pope condemns capitalism, yet never mentions the poverty the Castro brothers’ socialism has imposed on the Cuban people. He chooses to ignore that the hundreds of billions, perhaps trillions, of dollars of wealth accumulated by the Vatican are the result of donations by successful Catholics in capitalist nations like America. Capitalism has been very, very good to the Catholic Church.

This pope embraces the religion of climate change, ignoring the conflicts of interest and greed of those scientists, whose belief in climate change and global warming just happens to coincide with million-dollar contracts from the EPA. As wrong as the Vatican was about Galileo, it appears to be just as wrong about climate change.

Just like Hollywood hypocrites, this pope chooses to ride around in a small, politically correct car that paints a picture of a frugal man who cares about the environment. At the same time, he flies around the world on chartered jumbo jets.

How offensive to drive around America in a Fiat while escorted by a dozen extra-long-wheelbase SUVs for security! The pope saves $25 on each fill-up, but spends millions of dollars on gas for his chartered jet and cavalry of gas-guzzling SUV security vehicles.

It’s all absurd. Shouldn’t a “man of God” be above staged photo ops?

This pope embraces President Obama as a friend. How can he ignore Obama’s dark history of lecturing Christians on any act or statement that offends Muslims, while never mentioning, criticizing or taking any reasonable action to fight what is clearly a worldwide war on Christians? He ignores the fact that under Obama, more than 250,000 Muslim immigrants per year have entered America, yet Christians being persecuted can’t get into America. The pope said nothing.

And then there’s the greatest hypocrisy and conflict of interest in the world today. Pope Francis lectured America about illegal immigration without a thought as to how to pay for it all, without a thought as to the pain and misery that paying the higher taxes necessary to support millions of illegal immigrants would cause to his American parishioners.

The media don’t mention the hypocrisy of this scenario. This pope gets the love, adulation and donations of millions of poor illegals, but the U.S. taxpayer gets the bill. How convenient.

Here’s an idea: Let the Vatican pick up the bill. After all, a great many of these illegals will be adding to the collection plates at Catholic churches in the U.S., while all of their bills (welfare, food stamps, education, healthcare, courts, cops, prison) will coming out of American taxpayers’ pockets.

While we’re at it, where is this pope’s pledge to compensate the parents of children murdered by the illegal immigrants he embraces and encourages to come to America?

Or better yet, why not open up the Vatican itself to hordes of illegals. Oh, I forgot. Illegal immigrants can’t get into the Vatican because it’s surrounded by a big, fat wall — the highest wall I’ve ever seen.

Hey, Pope Francis, in the words of Ronald Reagan: “Tear down your wall!”

Why doesn’t the pope fill St. Peter’s Square with tents and porta-potties? Where is the compassion and humanity at the Vatican?

This pope’s views on income redistribution, climate change and illegal immigration show a total lack of economic knowledge or common sense. Socialism and communism have proven to create, not alleviate, poverty. Only capitalism has freed billions of human beings from poverty.

Government regulations to affect climate change and promote illegal immigration will hurt the poor and make them poorer and more dependent on government to survive. But worse, these policies will bankrupt the middle class — the very people who fill the pews at Catholic churches. Doesn’t the pope care about their suffering?

This pope grew up in Argentina under the socialist government of Juan Perón. The result of those policies has been economic disaster. Argentina has gone from the world’s 14th highest GDP per capita to 63rd today.

That doesn’t sound like income equality to me, more like shared misery. Maybe a “man of God” should learn not to lecture about economics.

If he truly understood those realities, Pope Francis would be condemning socialism and its atheist leaders. He should be widely promoting conservative, free-market economic views like lower taxes so the people can keep more of their own money; reducing the size of government; less government spending on a failed “war on poverty”; and building a wall at the border to save the U.S. economy from bankruptcy. You know, the same wall that the Vatican already has.

America is the most generous nation in world history, but only capitalism has allowed our citizens to accumulate enough wealth to donate to this pope’s Catholic Church.

Is this pope a bad man? I don’t think so. I certainly hope not. Perhaps he’s naïve. Perhaps he’s ignorant of economic reality. Perhaps he doesn’t notice the big wall around his home. Perhaps Pope Francis has good intentions. But the road to hell is paved with good intentions.

My parting message to Pope Francis: Before you lecture us about compassion and charity and opening our homes to illegal immigrants, “Tear down your wall!”

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commented 2015-10-07 15:42:11 -0400 · Flag
Tom N. commented

make No Mistake, this is the Exact same trajectory that the United States is On under the Supreme Imbecile ‘Obama’ meanwhile Buffett chants ‘I believe in America, I Never bet against America’ with the Pope providing background harmony on the deleterious effects of Global Warming and the Need for Open borders Everywhere !!

and we schmucks keep providing the Funding (taxes) to facilitate same, It is nothing more than sadomasochism accompanied with the constant refrain, please, may I have some more.

OUR civilization has Lost its meaning and purpose, meanwhile, impostors roam the countryside professing to be men of enlightenment – welcome to the social-media sanatorium.
commented 2015-10-07 14:39:57 -0400 · Flag
Vic M. commented

Having spent time in Europe – catholic countries – and visiting many Catholic Churches – the church is sick – the show in congress – not mentioning gay marriage and abortion specifically – which is doctrine and specifically opining on global warming as if he is an authority on it is sickening.

The saints buried – relics everywhere – famous people buried within its walls as if was some pre-Disney land experience – the confessionals – huge churches with pews only a quarter way up the aisles…..the pope at the congress and at at the UN not as a representative of Christ but as an agenda driven politician – at msg the message on the scoreboard was about the pope not Christ – the Church makes it about anyone but Christ! Mother Mary – apostle this – saint that art here glorifying man – relics there (actually owned by apostle Paul – come one and all) – the church is bad for Christianity and Francis like Obama is the perfect transformational figure…
commented 2015-10-05 03:31:56 -0400 · Flag
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commented 2015-10-04 23:24:32 -0400 · Flag
A.A. commented

I disagree. Imbecile is not strident enough in my denunciation of this simpleton. He is dangerous. He leads millions into the darkness of dependency and victimization and expectation of payback by the “Opressors” (i.e anyone who is not a cholo). His pronouncements are not only misleading or miseducated, but CANCEROUS. Global warming? Even more radical redistribution? Open borders? Hugging the Castros while Cuban political prisoners rot in jail in that Police State and are not allowed to attend the mass? This fool is a danger to the West and any tradition of a capitalistic, enlightened Republic. He is a brain-dead Collectivist so out of his intellectual league as to make a complete fool of himself…of course the other half-wits and Caviar Collectivists in the media like Anderson Cooper and his noxious ilk cheer and celebrate his simple-minded piffle.

Furthermore, I strongly disagree with your assessment of the political philosophy this changeling grew up with. Peronism was and always has been PURE CRONY SOCIALISM…not Capitalism, as you state…and Francis knows this. Study your history. Peronism replaced Capitalism in Argentina at a time that Argentina was one of the 3 richest countries in the world. Within 5 years Argentina was an economic disaster. Even a maleducated Liberation Theology dimwit like this prelate knows that Peronism was a promise of massive re-distribution (i.e. Socialism) to the peasant masses…and that it has wrought almost unthinkable misery upon a once prosperous land. Shame on him!
commented 2015-10-04 23:04:01 -0400 · Flag
Chris commented

Imbecile is diproportionate, profoundly mis-educated is more like it.

I’m not sure what all the fulminating is about. The vatican curia received exactly what it voted for: a dependency theorist prelate. The entire south american branch of the roman catholic church has been steeped and trained in this mid-20th century variant of liberation theology. An establishmentarian of the south american church — archbishop of buenos aires — is not going to be a paragon of ecclesiastical thinking nor a proponent of capitalism. In fact, as an argentine, the man’s never experienced true capitalism once in his adult life, he thinks of it within the context of peronist crony/oligarchic kapitalism, one of the more grotesque iterations of the crony pathology. It famously destroyed the country in a span of a few decades after argentina was among the 7 wealthiest countries in the world in the first half of the 20th century.

The pope is true to his country’s cultural and socio-economic legacy.
commented 2015-10-04 23:02:44 -0400 · Flag
A.A. commented

I truly believe this Pope is a fool and an imbecile. I cretinous, blinkered Jesuit whose mandate – bringing the love of Christ to the flock – could easily be carried out without spewing Leftist/Collectivist idiocies which expose his ignorance and Marxist politics, and which serve to make him into an unwitting tool of the Left. Shame on him. He leads his followers into further dependency and misery.
commented 2015-10-04 23:01:40 -0400 · Flag
Ben commented

Nothing about this shooting is surprising. Almost everyone is influenced by leadership. Our present leadership is sending the message that Christians are bad, Muslims are good, police are bad, and everyone has the right to object in whatever way they choose to any injustice they perceive. Leadership has a greater effect on demented souls than on others because they are not able to sort out good from bad.