Kincaid: The Pope is a Commie Pinko!

Cliff Kincaid, the perpetually hysterical and ridiculous “thinker” from Accuracy in Media, is unleashing the big rhetorical guns on Pope Francis, calling him a Marxist who is going to create a one-world socialist state to oppress Christians. Because that’s totally reasonable.

Since we published our article, “Catholic Church Captured by ‘Progressive Forces,’” it is starting to dawn on many in and out of the media that Pope Francis has come down on the side of the “progressive,” and even Marxist, forces in the world today…

Francis had a one-hour meeting with Raul Castro on May 10. The day before, Castro had greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Francis will visit Cuba in September prior to his tour of the United States.

The Associated Press reported that Castro commented, after meeting with the pope, that the pontiff “is a Jesuit, and I, in some way, am too.” Castro added, “I always studied at Jesuit schools.” He also promised, “When the pope goes to Cuba in September, I promise to go to all his Masses, and with satisfaction.”

The evidence is getting too big for the major media to ignore: the pope has made common cause with the forces of international Marxism, which are associated with atheism, the suppression of traditional Christianity and the persecution and murder of Christians.

Conservative Catholics and many others are terrified of what is to come. Some fear that the Roman Catholic Church has joined the campaign for a global socialist state that could turn into an anti-Christian tyranny.

Dr. Timothy Ball, author of The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science, told me during a recent interview: “I think the Catholic Church is regretting making him the pope. They did it because the previous pope was starting to deal with the problems of pedophilia and corruption in the money in the church. So the powerful Cardinals pushed him [Benedict] aside.

“It wasn’t a health matter at all. He just realized he couldn’t beat them…He [Francis] is bringing in these socialist ideas. He’s already expressed some of them—about inequities of wealth, redistributing the wealth, which are themes you’ve heard from Obama.”

Ooh, secret Vatican conspiracies, presented with no evidence whatsoever, of course. And redistribution of wealth! OMG! If redistribution of wealth is proof of Marxism, then virtually the entire world is Marxist. Every major country in the world redistributes wealth (mostly upward, contrary to right wing myth). This is just far-right, John Birch Society-style nonsense.

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  • colnago80

    Dr. Timothy Ball, author of The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science,

    I haven’t read this particular book but any corruption of climate science is coming from the Koch brothers and their running dogs like Willy Soon, Judith Curry, Roy Spencer etc. Somehow I suspect that these miscreants are not on Ball’s list of corrupters.

  • http://composer99.blogspot.ca composer99

    I’m almost certain the sidebar ads I’m seeing (caption: “Obama and Church Leaders PRAYED you’d never see this”) must be topical.

    Maybe it’s an ad for Accuracy in Media?

  • StevoR

    Marxist who is going to create a one-world socialist state to oppress Christians.

    A bit behind the times isn’t he? Like five or six or seven centuries ago he might’ve had a case.

    At least if you don’t count Catholics as Christians and back in the days of Spanish galleons versus Drake’s plucky pirates and a treaty that split the world between Spain and Portugal hence making Brazil South America’s odd language out ..

  • http://www.durrantpublishing.co.uk Paul Durrant

    “He’s already expressed some of them—about inequities of wealth, redistributing the wealth”

    Hmm… the Pope sounds suspiciously like the chap who’s reported to have said these things:”

    “Whoever has two tunics is to share with him who has none, and whoever has food is to do likewise”

    “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor”

    “Come, […] inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me”

    Clearly neither of them can be true Christians.

  • StevoR

    O’course that was a bit early for socialism per se but then the Jesuits and priests generally did swear a vow of poverty and sharing wealth and knowledge with everyone or suchlike didn’t they? (Yeah I know that one’s bit dodgy!)

  • John Pieret

    Our presently resident right wing Catholic, creationist, anti-gay bigot, etc. might take note that the Religious Right, as a whole, ain’t his friends. Another example:

    This decision gives credence to the theory of many evangelicals that the [Roman Catholic] church is foretold in Revelation as the Harlot and will be given over to apostasy

    http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/end-times-pundits-pope-francis-turning-church-whore-babylon#sthash.1rSMXrUk.dpuf

  • http://cycleninja.blogspot.com cycleninja

    If the pope was serious about redistributing wealth, he’d sell the Vatican and all its treasures to billionaire business types and write checks to people worldwide.

    Francis, check your email–I’ve sent you my PayPal account address and everything.

  • busterggi

    A one-world socialist state? That’s what Jesus is supposed to bring.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_R2XG9CnOj8 Olav

    Ed:

    on Pope Francis, calling him a Marxist who is going to create a one-world socialist state to oppress Christians.

    I would vote for that, if it were true.

  • dhall

    #5 – Monks, friars and nuns would take vows of poverty, but not priests. Especially not those from aristocratic families–once they became bishops, archbishops, etc., they’d live in palaces just like their secular relatives. And then there’s the Vatican . . .

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=701394965 patrickashton

    Francis already gets to oppress most Christians. He is the Pope after all.

  • http://timgueguen.blogspot.com timgueguen

    Kincaid’s claim is ironic given the questions about Francis’s involvement in Argentina’s Dirty War of the ’70s. Of course knowing the ignorance of people like Kincaid he probably thinks Argentina used to be run by Communists, not pro US right wingers.

  • caseloweraz

    Kincaid: Francis had a one-hour meeting with Raul Castro on May 10. The day before, Castro had greeted Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Francis will visit Cuba in September prior to his tour of the United States.

    It’s all clear to me now! The plutocrat Putin put Communist cooties on Castro. The brother of long-time Communist Fidel took those cooties to his meeting with Pope Francis — and so the Pope was infected. Now Francis will visit Cuba for final instructions from Raul before going on to the United States to spread irresistible Communism there.

    This fiendishly clever plot has only one defect: HAARP has been shut down!