Irony: While Pope Francis defends the Liberal status quo, it takes someone like Donald Trump to oppose it.
Using his office and the moral authority of the Catholic Church, it seems that Pope Francis defends Liberal myths. He recently sent a message to a meeting of activists in Modesto, California. The Vatican published it here. The most interesting part:
I know that you have committed yourselves to fight for social justice, to defend our Sister Mother Earth and to stand alongside migrants. I want to reaffirm your choice and share two reflections in this regard.
First, the ecological crisis is real. “A very solid scientific consensus indicates that we are presently witnessing a disturbing warming of the climatic system.” Science is not the only form of knowledge, it is true. It is also true that science is not necessarily “neutral”—many times it conceals ideological views or economic interests. However, we also know what happens when we deny science and disregard the voice of Nature. I make my own everything that concerns us as Catholics. Let us not fall into denial. Time is running out. Let us act. I ask you again—all of you, people of all backgrounds including native people, pastors, political leaders—to defend Creation.
The other is a reflection that I shared at our most recent World Meeting of Popular Movements, and I feel is important to say it again: no people is criminal and no religion is terrorist. Christian terrorism does not exist, Jewish terrorism does not exist, and Muslim terrorism does not exist. They do not exist. No people is criminal or drug-trafficking or violent. “The poor and the poorer peoples are accused of violence yet, without equal opportunities, the different forms of aggression and conflict will find a fertile terrain for growth and will eventually explode.” There are fundamentalist and violent individuals in all peoples and religions—and with intolerant generalizations they become stronger because they feed on hate and xenophobia. By confronting terror with love, we work for peace.
I ask you for meekness and resolve to defend these principles. I ask you not to barter them lightly or apply them superficially.
So, which ideology seems closest to the positions that Pope Francis defends? Notice his priorities:
- Man-made global warming is real and requires immediate political action.
- The earth should be personalized (deified?) as “Mother Sister Earth”
- There is no such thing as religious terrorism
- Every religion is equally likely to be perverted to support terrorism
- There are no criminal populations.
- The poor commit crimes because of economic inequality.
- Claiming there is religious terrorism or criminal populations causes violence.
In our present context, Pope Francis defends a world in which Islamic terrorism is not a threat but claiming there is Islamic terrorism is a cause of violence.
Is it a coincidence that Pope Francis sounds a lot like globalist politicians? Consider what the Daily Star reports about Germany’s Angela Merkel:
The embattled leader says Europe has an obligation to take displaced people from Syria and Iraq.
She also said Islam “is not the cause of terrorism” and that combatting extremism needs the cooperation of Muslim countries.
In a wide-ranging speech at a Munich security conference, the German chief also vowed to work closely with Vladimir Putin’s Russia in the fight with ISIS in the Middle East.
Mrs Merkel has come under fire for taking in up to one million refugees amid security concerns and a string of migrant sex attacks across Germany.
Pope Francis seems like he wants to be the spokesman for the current Establishment ruling Europe.