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Saturday, April 16, 2016

Bernie Sanders "Meets" the Pope

I wonder how many "low-information" voters will read headlines such as

Bernie Sanders Meets Pope Francis at Vatican 

but not make it alllll the way down to the 6th paragraph, where it's disclosed that Bernie basically ambushed him.

Pope Francis downplayed the meeting, saying he saw Sanders outside Santa Marta, his residence, and they exchanged hellos. "When I came out he was there, he was staying at Santa Marta and knew at what time I would be leaving. I greeted him and his wife, a handshake and nothing more. It’s called courtesy," the pope said while returning to Italy from his trip to Lesbos. 

What's substantively bizarre about Sanders' stunt is that he is in Rome for the 25th anniversary of St. John Paul II's Centisimus Annus, which commemorated Pope Leo XIII's 1891 Rerum Novarum.

Not only does John Paul condemn socialist/statist politics

From the same atheistic source, socialism also derives its choice of the means of action condemned in Rerum novarum, namely, class struggle...Therefore class struggle in the Marxist sense and militarism have the same root, namely, atheism and contempt for the human person, which place the principle of force above that of reason and law.

Rerum Novarum also explicitly condemns socialism both as demagoguery and moral injustice, and Bernie's going on hajj to celebrate it?

To remedy these wrongs the socialists, working on the poor man's envy of the rich, are striving to do away with private property, and contend that individual possessions should become the common property of all, to be administered by the State or by municipal bodies. They hold that by thus transferring property from private individuals to the community, the present mischievous state of things will be set to rights, inasmuch as each citizen will then get his fair share of whatever there is to enjoy. But their contentions are so clearly powerless to end the controversy that were they carried into effect the working man himself would be among the first to suffer. They are, moreover, emphatically unjust, for they would rob the lawful possessor, distort the functions of the State, and create utter confusion in the community.

Is Comrade Sanders an even bigger idiot than Herr Trump?

1 comment:

Comanche Voter said...

So Bernie Sanders flys all the way to Rome (on what may have been a private chartered flight) to ambush the Pope outside his house? How many dinosaurs died to yield the oil that Bernie burned going to Rome and back? How much did Sanders contribute to global warming (which he says he is worried about)?

We need to keep this man away from Air Force One.