Capitalism is the culprit
In a deeply disturbing move that negatively affects peace talks by removing incentives for Palestinian leadership to return to the negotiating table, Pope Francis has given his recognition to the “state of Palestine.”
The United States, many Western European nations and Israel —- which the Palestinians and other Arab nations have pledged to annihilate —- oppose such recognition.
According to The Blaze, the treaty was finalized days before Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ scheduled visit with Pope Francis at the Vatican. Abbas, a Muslim, is heading to Rome to attend the upcoming canonization of new Catholic saints. The Pope will bestow sainthood on two Palestinian nuns this Sunday.
“This (Palestinian state recognition) is a very important recognition as the Vatican has a very important political status that stems from its spiritual status,” said Abbas’ senior aide, Nabil Shaath. “We expect more EU countries to follow.”
This disappointing position is not a stand alone.
Pope Francis is also a proponent of the Global Warming farce, more recently known as “Climate Change” since the warming has failed to materialize. Regardless of the name, the culprit remains the same: The United States of America. Third World polluters such as China, India, Korea and Iran are given a pass as we are constrained.
The pope’s closest adviser recently denounced climate change skeptics; blaming capitalist motivations from “movements in the United States” for opposing his upcoming environmental letter issued in tandem with a U.N. sponsored agreement and a U.N. summit on climate change in Paris later this year. “The ideology surrounding environmental issues is too tied to a capitalism that doesn’t want to stop ruining the environment because they don’t want to give up their profits,” opined Cardinal Oscar Rodríguez Maradiaga.
Last May, during a speech at a gathering of several U.N. agency leaders, Francis, sounding a lot like Karl Marx,* called on governments to redistribute wealth and benefits to the poor to help curb “economy of exclusion.” Latin America’s first pope has frequently lashed out at what he terms the injustices of capitalism and the global economic system.
Staying with the economic theme, Francis even delved into the issue of equal pay declaring it a “pure scandal” to pay women less than men, though he gave no indication that he would be putting that plan into effect at the Vatican.
Days ago, Cuba’s President Raul Castro received a warm welcome at the Vatican from Pope Francis, who played a key role in normalizing relations between the United States and the hostile island nation just 90 miles off our shore.
“Bienvenido!” Francis greeted the Communist leader. The meeting lasted nearly an hour, as the Argentine-born pope and Castro spoke in their native Spanish. Francis will pay a visit to Cuba in September opting to stop there first en route to the United States.
*Income redistribution is the main theme of Marx’ Communist Manifesto: “From each according to his ability, to each according to his need.”