Recently Pope Francis slammed “unfettered capitalism”, and in doing so indirectly and perhaps inadvertently slammed Barack Obama, who failed to reign in corrupt Wall Street firms in 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, and 2013, instead showering them with tax-payer funds for their bonuses with no new regulations attached. Mr. Obama’s failure to curb Wall Street abuses is the very definition of “unfettered capitalism”, and the Pope objects.
Just yesterday Pope Francis made a powerful statement:
“The Marxist ideology is wrong.” <source>
This is astounding — an unequivocal repudiation of Marxism by the Pope — and Barack Obama can’t be pleased.
Some may think I am kidding about mr. Obama’s reaction, but I am not.
If you review the sum total of his political statements and the mentors who have guided this man since he was a small child in Indonesia, you will come to the obvious conclusion that he is an avowed Marxist.
It is an undisputed fact that a man named Frank Marshall Davis was like a second father to Barack Obama.
Obama knew Frank Marshall Davis not merely for a few years but a full decade—i.e., throughout the entirety of his adolescence. <source>
It is also an undisputed fact that mr. Davis was a serious, for-real, Communist.
Frank Marshall Davis was a literal, card-carrying member of Communist Party USA (CPUSA). His card number was 47544. He was pro-Soviet, pro–Red China. He edited and wrote for Party-line publications such as the Chicago Star and the Honolulu Record; contributors to the former actually served as secret agents to Stalin’s Soviet Union. Davis did outrageous Soviet propaganda work in his columns, at every juncture agitating and opposing U.S. attempts to slow Joseph Stalin and Mao Tse-tung. He favored Yalta and Red Army takeovers of Poland, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Central and Eastern Europe. He urged America to dump the “fascist” Chiang Kaishek in support of Mao’s Red forces. He wanted Communist takeovers in Korea and Vietnam. He was adamantly, angrily anti-NATO, anti–Marshall Plan, anti–Truman Doctrine. He argued that the U.S. under President Harry Truman—whom he portrayed as a fascist, racist, and imperialist—and under secretaries of state George Marshall and Dean Acheson, was handing West Germany back to the Nazis, while Stalin was pursuing “democracy” in East Germany and throughout the Communist Bloc. He portrayed America’s leaders as “aching for an excuse to launch a nuclear nightmare of mass murder and extermination” against the Soviets and the Chinese— as eager to end all civilization. <source>
I could go on, but I am trying to limit the length of my blog posts these days.
Suffice it to say, Pope Francis and Barack Hussein Obama are clearly at odds over whether Marxism is a worthy ideology.
One more thing: Pope Francis, who has shown a willingness to embrace even the most afflicted among us, went on yesterday to reassure Marxists the world over with the following statement (I am not making this up, or anything in this essay up, except maybe the “no comment” in the headline…):
But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people…
This is of course the great self-delusion that people have about mass-murderers like Lenin, Stalin, and Mao Tse Tung: if you only knew them personally, you’d have known what “good people” they were.
Sure, sure, and Hitler loved his dog, blah blah.
As if any of that excuses the catastrophic destruction of humanity that Marxism and these men caused, and whose devotees are still causing, around the world.