Oh What Fun This will Be!

Pope Francis is a “CULTURAL MARXIST” (which, being translated, means “He upholds the Church’s teaching about the preferential option for the poor”). Proof:

“During a 48-hour public servant strike in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Bergoglio observed the differences between, “poor people who are persecuted for demanding work, and rich people who are applauded for fleeing from justice”

Attention, First World. The Global South is clearing its throat and is about to speak to our deranged economic system from the perspective of Lazarus. Dives will not like that, but tough noogies for Dives. I just hope the Pope survives the process. Between this and his staunch support for traditional marriage, he will send most of the rich and powerful First World into conniptions.

“The Saint is a medicine because he is an antidote. Indeed that is why the saint is often a martyr; he is mistaken for a poison because he is an antidote.” – G.K. Chesterton

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  • James H, London

    Loved that second paragraph, O Mark. “Tough Noogies for Dives” – Bwa-ha-ha!

    I think I can smell the rage already. From the left because he makes burgers out of their sacred cows, from the right because he thinks the poor are more than just cattle.

    Interesting times. I forsee an orgy of speculation about ‘his role in the Argentine disappearances’; and there will be huge excavation, by batallions of journos, for dirt about any abuse scandal in Buenos Aires.

  • Will

    But he couldn’t possibly have said that, because the Combox Inquisition (Lefty Division) has informed us that Thechurch does not denounce “the greedy”!

  • IB Bill

    Mark, If you are saying that the Global South is poor because the Global North is rich, then maybe you are a Marxist … Really, you are playing with fire here in your terminology. To half joke about it, you’ll be up against the wall just the same as the owners of the United Fruit Co.

    I am a returned Peace Corps volunteer who has lived and taught in two third-world countries as well as volunteered and taught in a couple American inner cities. I know what I’m talking about. These issues are complex, deeply cultural, and introducing the Marxist paradigm helps exactly no one and nothing.

    The Global South is the default position of mankind. The First World is the exception.

    If you’re attacking greed, exploitation and failure to love our neighbor as ourselves, fine.

    • Dan C

      The Global North is nothing but the default position of wealth and power. Imperial Rome appeared similarly in the time of Christ.

  • Kirt Higdon

    Argentina is far from being a poor country, though like the US it has poor people. When my son and I visited Buenos Aires, he compared it to New York. (He lived a few months in NYC; I have never been there.) Argentina would be much better off had it not been ruled for so much of the 20th Century and still today by the class-warfare oriented Peronists. And these have not always been on good terms with the Church. Peron himself was excommunicated for awhile for having his mobs burn churches and the current Peronist President Cristina Fernandez has legalized “gay marriage” and promoted the distribution of condoms to school kids.

  • Mark S. (not for Shea)

    Please help: What is a “Dive” in this context?

    • Mark Shea

      Google “Lazarus and Dives”

      • Mark S. (not for Shea)

        Thank you. I learned a new word today.