Cardinal Timothy Dolan, exploring homosexuality, decided to address the Marxism preached by Pope Francis.
First, for full disclosure I’m not Catholic. And, this post has nothing to do with indicting the long-held Leftist views of The Catholic Church. But there is a very interesting take away from the Cardinals’ statement that needs to have some additional attention… and it has nothing to do with Gay Marriage.
Cardinal Dolan decided to take the opportunity during his reflections of what Pope Francis should and should not do to make it clear The Pope is not a Marxist. And this is how he did it:
“The Catholic Church is “always concerned about excesses on the left, which is collectivism, socialism, communism, and excesses on the right, which is unfettered, cut-throat capitalism,” Dolan said. “Somewhere in between is the via media, which will come to a fair, equitable, just, economic system.”
Pope John Paul II, having lived under a Communist regime in Poland, “was a bit more sensitive to the excesses on the left. Francis, he’s a bit more sensitive about the excesses to the right.” As Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Pope Francis lived under right-wing regimes in Argentina for much of his life.”
Let me help those of you not used to deciphering such speech. What Cardinal Dolan is saying above is The Church is always concerned when the Left attempts to remove God from the position of Ultimate Authority… But Capitalism (He’s actually describing Fascism… which is just a Flavor of Socialism/Communism) never Requires God… and this is unacceptable. What’s interesting is the “Socialism” he says the Church “is always concerned about” and the Capitalism (Actually Fascism) which he describes as “cut-throat” are One in the Same.
He goes on to illustrate my point in the second paragraph of the quote. Since Pope John Paul II grew up under a Communist Regime he was sensitive to the Horrible Leftist Ideas. But, since Pope Francis lived under “Right Wing” regimes in Argentina the implication is he is sensitive to supposedly “Capitalist” Ideas.
There is only two things that could be at work here.
Either Cardinal Timothy Dolan knows that there has never been unfettered Capitalism practiced anywhere in the World, as the closest we’ve been able to get is here in the U.S. Thus, he is intentionally trying to sow confusion in the minds of anyone who is listening…
The Cardinal lives in a Magical Universe where the only Political Spectrum in existence is Socialist in Nature. There’s No Capitalism… none… to be found anywhere in it.
In Other words, All Governing Theory is Statist and there are only variations with Communism being on the Left Wing of the Spectrum and Fascism (What he, and most Progressive Socialists, describe a Capitalism) being on the Right Wing. (It’s worth noting that the Catholic Church has practiced Religion as Government for most of it’s existence… and their Theocratic Model would fit somewhere in the Middle of this imaginary Statist Spectrum.)
But either of these options just don’t seem to be the behaviors of trusted men.
Giving Cardinal Dolan the benefit of the doubt, Let’s assume he doesn’t know what Capitalism is. And, let’s also hope he finds some time for Enlightenment in regard to the One Governing Theory that protects each and every one of us regardless of our RACE, CREED, COLOR, GENDER or RELIGION. I have Faith.
Until that time, it’s profitable to note, and remind all around you, that Capitalism, Property Rights and One’s Freedom to Choose are what protect Liberty. This formula is a Profoundly Unique Governing Paradigm, it has been found only one place on Earth. This might explain Cardinal Dolan’s, and Pope Francis’, inability to understand what the Rare concept in self governance is.
Just to be “fair”, Cardinal Dolan and Pope Francis grew up in Socialist Countries (St. Louis and Argentina) ultimately to reside in Socialist Countries (Manhattan and Italy) so we might want to go easy on them.
If nothing else, this is yet another example of the enormity of our task. The fact that there are otherwise intelligent people in positions of power who do not know the difference between Capitalism and Fascism… or if they do they don’t want to admit it… tells us that there is much work to do indeed.
I propose we start with the Useful Idiots. At least we Know they Don’t Know. Nothing Sinister there, just ignorance.
That, we can work with.