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Pope Francis Demands Wealth Redistribution (Again)

From the Associated Press:

Pope demands ‘legitimate redistribution’ of wealth

By NICOLE WINFIELD | May 9, 2014

VATICAN CITY (AP) – Pope Francis called Friday for governments to redistribute wealth to the poor in a new spirit of generosity to help curb the "economy of exclusion" that is taking hold today.

So Francis is being the ‘Good Pope’ again. Funny, when he lashes out against abortion his speeches are ignored by our media guardians.

Anyway, lest we forget, the Vatican is a country. And the Catholic Church is easily the wealthiest single enterprise in the world, worth untold hundreds of billions of dollars. Will they lead the way on wealth redistribution?

Francis made the appeal during a speech to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the heads of major U.N. agencies who met in Rome this week… On Friday, Francis called for the United Nations to promote a "worldwide ethical mobilization" of solidarity with the poor in a new spirit of generosity.

The United Nations is always generous with other people’s money. (Usually money from the US taxpayers.)

He said a more equal form of economic progress can be had through "the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society." …

What is "legitimate redistribution by the state"? How can it ever be legitimate for the state to take someone’s wealth against their will and give it to another person? (Which is also known as theft.) We thought the Catholic Church were supposed to be champions of justice and morality?

Francis urged the U.N. to promote development goals that attack the root causes of poverty and hunger, protect the environment and ensure dignified labor for all.

Good luck with that. However, the environmentalists don’t want to let development happen. And the dictators of the world, like those we have at home, want more poverty because it guarantees government dependency.

"Specifically, this involves challenging all forms of injustices and resisting the economy of exclusion, the throwaway culture and the culture of death which nowadays sadly risk becoming passively accepted," he said.

Gee, he wouldn’t be referring to abortion, would he? Good thing he disguised his meaning. Or he wouldn’t have gotten his speech covered by the AP.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, May 9th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

6 Responses to “Pope Francis Demands Wealth Redistribution (Again)”

  1. Rusty Shackleford

    GMTA, Steve.

    As for “Legitimate redistribution of wealth” I would have to call that “capitalism”.

    You provide a good or service, and I pay for it with my wealth. Or, I “redistribute” some of my wealth to you according to the agreed-upon price for goods or services.

    Simple.

    Easy Peasy

    I want a nifty car, I save my money from work and BUY one. I “redistribute” my saved wealth to the car dealer for it.

    Gee, it works with just about anything—even sex. (How about that. Wonder if any democrats are in on that?)

    But as far as I’m concerned that’s the only correct interpretation of “wealth redistribution”.

    Pope or no pope….Marxists can all go suck an egg.

    • Petronius

      St Matthew would seem to agree, Rusty:

      “And the foolish said unto the wise, Give us of your oil; for our lamps are gone out.

      But the wise answered, saying, Not so; lest there be not enough for us and you: but go ye rather to them that sell, and buy for yourselves.”

  2. “Gimme”

    The mantra of Popes, Democrats and Colleges everywhere

  3. electraglide

    So lets redistribute all the wealth. We can do it on a Monday.

    By Friday everyone will have Escalades, Gucci bags and smartphones.

    What do we do next week when everyone is broke again?

    Repeat?

  4. Petronius

    Wow, that’s some church you got going there, Francis.

    Lots of gold and silver, jewels, priceless works of art and antiques, libraries full of valuable works, and not to mention the bank and all that real estate.

    Where’s my cut?

  5. Astravogel

    After you, Pope ‘ol boy. BTW, are you still in favor of the unnatural
    behavior called celibacy? Seems it caused you to have to can a bunch
    of priests, because of their mental and physical assaults on numbers of
    young boys.


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