People for Whom Politics is Everything…

will be baffled that the same Pope who kissed a Koran also beatifies this guy. Since we know for a fact that everything is about politics, they reason, then everything the Pope does is about politics too. So when he honored the Koran, that was simply and solely a political gesture: a way of saying, “There’s no difference between Christianity and Islam.” But now the confusing part: the guy he’s beatifying exhorted Catholics to make bloody war in defense against Islam in the 17th Century. How baffling! What is the political meaning he’s trying to get across? It’s all about politics, so there’s no other meaning possible to this beatification, right? What a confusing Pope! Must be the Parkinson’s. I couldn’t possibly be wrong in my fundamental conviction that everything is about politics.