Galactic Wind - Politics
Pope Francis - the most influential person on Earth - is urging people to anticapitalist revolution
Just watch the conservative media explode with intense anger after June 18, screaming bloody murder, viciously attacking the Pope on moral, scientific, economic and political grounds, anything.
But most of all, remember, under all their anger, the pope’s opponents really are living in fear of what’s might be coming next (The Church archives contain the accurate records of the Western World and the most powerful would like to see all these destroyed.)
What’s dead ahead. Here are eight of the pope’s key warning punches edited in the Catholic Climate Covenant, from his “Apostolic Exhortation,” and in London’s Guardian and other news sources, warnings on the dangerous acceleration of global-warming risks to our civilization and the environment, along with our responsibility to “safeguard Creation, for we are the custodians of Creation.
If we destroy Creation, Creation will destroy us.” For Pope Francis, there’s no room for compromise, and his enemies know it. Listen for his warnings to be expanded in his encyclical on June 18:
1. Capitalism is threatening the survival of human civilization
A “threat to peace arises from the greedy exploitation of environmental resources. Monopolizing of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth. Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness.”
2. Capitalism is destroying nonrenewable resources for personal gain
“Genesis tells us that God created man and woman entrusting them with the task of filling the earth and subduing it, which does not mean exploiting it, but nurturing and protecting it, caring for it through their work.”
3. Capitalism has lost its ethical code, has no moral compass
“We are experiencing a moment of crisis; we see it in the environment, but mostly we see it in man. The human being is at stake: here is the urgency of human ecology! And the danger is serious because the cause of the problem is not superficial, but profound: it’s not just a matter of economics, but of ethics.”
4. Capitalists worship the golden calf of a money god
“We have created new idols. The worship of the ancient golden calf has returned in a new and ruthless guise in the idolatry of money” ... Francis warns that “trickle-down economics is a failed theory” ... the “invisible hand” of capitalism cannot be trusted ... “excessive consumerism is killing our culture, values and ethics” ... and “the conservative ideal of individualism is undermining the common good.”
5. Capitalists pursuit of personal wealth destroys the common good
Without a moral code, “it is no longer man who commands, but money. Cash commands. Greed is the motivation ... An economic system centered on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it.” Instead, the pope calls for a “radical new financial and economic system to avoid human inequality and ecological devastation.”
6. Capitalism has no respect for Earth’s natural environment
“This task entrusted to us by God the Creator requires us to grasp the rhythm and logic of Creation. But we are often driven by pride of domination, of possessions, manipulation, of exploitation; we do not care for Creation, we do not respect it.”
7. Capitalists only see the working class as consumers and machine tools
“Nurturing and cherishing Creation is a command God gives not only at the beginning of history, but to each of us. It is part of his plan; it means causing the world to grow responsibly, transforming it so that it may be a garden, a habitable place for everyone.” Everyone.
8. Capitalism is killing our planet, our civilization and the people
Pope Francis warns that capitalism is the “root cause” of all the world’s problems: “As long as the problems of the poor are not radically resolved by rejecting the absolute autonomy of markets and financial speculation and by attacking the structural causes of inequality, no solution will be found for the world’s problems or, for that matter, to any problems,” as environmental damage does trickle down most on the world’s poor.
Pope Francis’ historic anti-capitalism revolution is divinely inspired. Published: June 15, 2015 7:44 a.m. ET in Market Watch by PAULB. FARRELL