New Pope denounces Capitalism...Right...

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#61 Nov 27, 2013
Scheherazade wrote:
I am digging the new Pope. He's forward thinking and a testament to the church looking out for our poor and hungry and holding our capitalist overlords responsible and accountable to the citizenry. this is a tenet of his role in his papacy. I'm VERY VERY anxious to hear what the right wing fundamentalist corporate-loving Rethugs have to say about this.......
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Tuesday, Nov 26, 2013 01:08 PM EST
Pope Francis: Capitalism is “a new tyranny”
"The culture of prosperity deadens us," the pope writes in a document laying out the platform for his papacy
Katie Mcdonough
Pope Francis on Tuesday called capitalism “a new tyranny” and very explicitly called on global leaders to act on poverty and growing inequality.
Francis’ remarks are part of an 84-page document known as an apostolic exhortation, which makes official the platform for his papacy.
The document is incredibly direct in its call for specific, policy-level action to fight institutional inequality rather than speaking broadly and loftily about poverty as some kind of abstraction or something to be addressed exclusively by charitable giving at the community level, as some of his predecessors have been content to do.
[An excerpt:]
How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion. Can we continue to stand by when food is thrown away while people are starving? This is a case of inequality. Today everything comes under the laws of competition and the survival of the fittest, where the powerful feed upon the powerless. As a consequence, masses of people find themselves excluded and marginalized: without work, without possibilities, without any means of escape.
Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a “disposable” culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new. Exclusion ultimately has to do with what it means to be a part of the society in which we live; those excluded are no longer society’s underside or its fringes or its disenfranchised – they are no longer even a part of it. The excluded are not the “exploited” but the outcast, the “leftovers”.
In this context, some people continue to defend trickle-down theories which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and inclusiveness in the world. This opinion, which has never been confirmed by the facts, expresses a crude and naïve trust in the goodness of those wielding economic power and in the sacralized workings of the prevailing economic system. Meanwhile, the excluded are still waiting. To sustain a lifestyle which excludes others, or to sustain enthusiasm for that selfish ideal, a globalization of indifference has developed. Almost without being aware of it, we end up being incapable of feeling compassion at the outcry of the poor, weeping for other people’s pain, and feeling a need to help them, as though all this were someone else’s responsibility and not our own. The culture of prosperity deadens us; we are thrilled if the market offers us something new to purchase; and in the meantime all those lives stunted for lack of opportunity seem a mere spectacle; they fail to move us.
Guess you and the Pope like living in Third World Countries, good for you, go for it!

Heard the NSA invaded the Pope's space and he has had a change of heart, what else would you expect for the Obama regime.
Duke for Mayor

Canton, OH

#62 Nov 27, 2013
I'm white. I think Paco is clearly a racist, and although I wouldn't necessarily categorize him as a "moron", I would say that he has an uncontrollable need for affirmation that causes him to almost never be able to admit when he is mistaken, much like those who display traits of narcissistic personality disorder.

woof

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#63 Nov 27, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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That is a perfect example of the screw you have loose. A guy who constantly calls people "booner" and "ni###r" you don't see as racist but any white person who calls him out is "self hating."
I don't see George's use of slurs as racist. They illustrate double standards.

Black Rhino and Wise American routinely slur white people, and you don't call them out. They are clearly doing it to hate.

The black people that use the term "ni**8r" are self-hating.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#64 Nov 27, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I don't see George's use of slurs as racist. They illustrate double standards.
Black Rhino and Wise American routinely slur white people, and you don't call them out. They are clearly doing it to hate.
The black people that use the term "ni**8r" are self-hating.
Like I said. You have a screw loose.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#65 Nov 27, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
I'm white. I think Paco is clearly a racist, and although I wouldn't necessarily categorize him as a "moron", I would say that he has an uncontrollable need for affirmation that causes him to almost never be able to admit when he is mistaken, much like those who display traits of narcissistic personality disorder.
woof
Good for you! It doesn't matter what color you are, if you are stupid, you are stupid, like you and Che Che!

Happy Thanksgiving Dummy!

woof

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#66 Nov 27, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Like I said. You have a screw loose.
And you, have rocks in your head!

Happy Thanksgiving Stoner!

woof
Duke for Mayor

Canton, OH

#67 Nov 27, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
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Good for you! It doesn't matter what color you are, if you are stupid, you are stupid, like you and Che Che!
Happy Thanksgiving Dummy!
woof
Yer soooooooo good lookin!!!

woof

Trayvonius Martinez

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#68 Nov 27, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
I'm white. I think Paco is clearly a racist, and although I wouldn't necessarily categorize him as a "moron", I would say that he has an uncontrollable need for affirmation that causes him to almost never be able to admit when he is mistaken, much like those who display traits of narcissistic personality disorder.
woof
You mean like that n##### "president," right?

“Ludibrium est onus genio”

Since: Dec 11

Planet Earth

#69 Nov 27, 2013
Scheherazade wrote:
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It looks like you're the one doing the twisting here, Jethro. The word "voluntary" appears nowhere in the Pope's missive.
No, it appears in the book he teaches from.

2 Corinthians 9:7 "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#70 Nov 28, 2013
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You mean like that n##### "president," right?
Excellent! On a thread about your Pope. The unraveling of Nate is nearly complete.

Since: Sep 08

Neon City Oh.

#71 Nov 28, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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Excellent! On a thread about your Pope. The unraveling of Nate is nearly complete.
I think you will find most of the racists hide behind religion.

Since: Nov 13

Location hidden

#73 Nov 28, 2013
TonyD2 wrote:
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No, it appears in the book he teaches from.
2 Corinthians 9:7 "Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
Saul was speaking to the CORINTHIANS, not you! They were known to be tight fisted, so he had to find a way to open uo those fist without offending the wealthier Corinthians who would've surely abandoned the churches if they were obligated to give the old testament 10% of their weekly or monthly earnings. Saul wasn't a stupid man by far. He used simple psychology on them to increase their givings beyond the 10% by making them think god will bless them more if their' hearts' were in the right place. Saul was a deceptive genius!

Since: Nov 13

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#75 Nov 28, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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I don't see George's use of slurs as racist. They illustrate double standards.
Black Rhino and Wise American routinely slur white people, and you don't call them out. They are clearly doing it to hate.
The black people that use the term "ni**8r" are self-hating.
Of coarse you don't Klaus, who would've thunk it! You also think that slavery wasn't a big deal either or that Lincoln was a traitor who committed mass murder of southern white people. Yeah Karl, by now I'm sure we all know where you stand.
dunadd

Greensboro, NC

#76 Nov 28, 2013
Lincoln is a traitor who committed mass murder of the Constitution of the United States!
Suffer

Warrenville, SC

#77 Nov 28, 2013
Ah says the guy who lives, eats, sleeps, etc. on the tithings of the Catholics (many of them business owners) he is helping to guide. Poor hypocritical pope. Perhaps the old man's pointy little hat is too right?

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#78 Nov 28, 2013
WDRussell wrote:
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I think you will find most of the racists hide behind religion.
Good grief, where do these nuts come from? I am so sick and tired of this stupidity. If you don't like it, leave!

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#79 Nov 28, 2013
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>Of coarse you don't Klaus, who would've thunk it! You also think that slavery wasn't a big deal either or that Lincoln was a traitor who committed mass murder of southern white people. Yeah Karl, by now I'm sure we all know where you stand.
Who sold the slaves? Good grief, running crazy with this stupid crap!

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#80 Nov 28, 2013
wiseAfricanAmerican wrote:
<quoted text>Of coarse you don't Klaus, who would've thunk it! You also think that slavery wasn't a big deal either or that Lincoln was a traitor who committed mass murder of southern white people. Yeah Karl, by now I'm sure we all know where you stand.
Cromwell was killing my ancestors 400 years ago, and enslaving the rest. Yet I don't get hung up blaming the Brits for my problems.

Nice to see you get slapped down.

Of course you'll blame that on the eeevil racist mods...

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

Since: Jan 13

Ivy League-ISIS

#81 Nov 28, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
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Who sold the slaves? Good grief, running crazy with this stupid crap!
Muslims
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#82 Nov 29, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
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Good grief, where do these nuts come from? I am so sick and tired of this stupidity. If you don't like it, leave!
If you don't like it, YOU leave.(See how that works?)

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