Friday, May 9, 2014

A Pope who was "selected" by the Socialist Cabal that used the NSA Evesdropping to Blackmail the last Pope to resign... Now makes his master directed play!!

The New Socialist Pope's Wealth Redistribution exposes his true colors.

 His "Economic Plan" is pure unadulterated Socialist Bullshit hidden behind a curtain of incense and myrrh and smoke and mirrors.Pope Francis passes by a tapestry depicting late Pope John Paul II as he leaves at the end of his weekly general audience at the Vatican on April 30,...

Pope Francis demands wealth redistribution. He forgets St. John Paul's recognition of the "positive role of business, the market, private property" as "the model which ought to be proposed" for the Third World.

Addressing U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and other officials on Friday, the first supreme pontiff from Latin America called for "the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state."
Excuse the irreverence, but his holiness may be forgetting the hundreds of millions of souls whose lives have been improved, lengthened, even saved by maximizing capitalism and minimizing government.
As Steve Forbes points out, "capitalism is more moral than any and all alternatives," producing over the last 300 years "more advances — in incomes, standard of living, social mobility and longevity — than in all the previous centuries put together."
George Gilder, in "Wealth and Poverty," often referred to as the Bible of the Reagan White House, observed: "Capitalism begins with giving. Not through greed, avarice or even self-love can one expect the rewards of commerce, but from a spirit closely akin to altruism, a regard for the needs of others. ... Not taking and consuming, but giving, risking and creating are the characteristic roles of the capitalist."
Calls for government to rectify "inequality" are based on a fallible assumption: that wealth is finite, not created by free human beings. With statism rising in Russia and China, and the New Deal entrenched in America, Ludwig von Mises in 1949 posed the choice between capitalism and socialism as choosing "between social cooperation and the disintegration of society."
Von Mises and other champions of the free market weren't foes of Christian charity. "We may fully endorse the religious and ethical precepts that declare it to be man's duty to assist his unlucky brethren whom nature has doomed," he wrote. The question is "what methods should be resorted to" in doing that duty. If government is in charge, "the discretion of bureaucrats is substituted for the discretion of people whom an inner voice drives to acts of charity."
That inevitably means massive waste, corruption and other unintended negative consequences.
Pope John Paul II, canonized as a saint by Pope Francis just last month, addressed capitalism's morality in 1991, asking if "capitalism should be the goal of the countries now making efforts to rebuild their economy and society" and "the model which ought to be proposed to the countries of the Third World which are searching for the path to true economic and civil progress?"
His conclusion: If capitalism "recognizes the fundamental and positive role of business, the market, private property and the resulting responsibility for the means of production, as well as free human creativity in the economic sector, then the answer is certainly in the affirmative" — although "market economy" or "free economy" might be a more accurate name than capitalism.
Pope Francis' fans extol his open-mindedness. We hope he'll open the great books by von Mises, Adam Smith, Friedrich von Hayek, Milton Friedman and others that make the powerful moral case for free markets.

Pope Francis has spent a year on the Throne of Peter. In that time, his modest style and high-minded ideals have ignited a new optimism and fervor among Roman Catholics, including those who left because of disagreements with some of its teachings.

Francis has gone out of his way to voice support for the world’s poorest citizens, rightly noting that their plight is too often ignored or brushed aside. 

Until this week, his statements have called for voluntary action by wealthier countries and individuals as the right way to relieve economic inequality. He appealed to our better selves, and in so doing, made us all ask if we could be kinder and more generous. The answer, of course, is yes.

On Friday, however, Francis chose a meeting with – of all people -- officials of the United Nations to endorse what he called “the legitimate redistribution of economic benefits by the state, as well as indispensable cooperation between the private sector and civil society.”

By appearing to sanction what amounts to forced redistribution, Francis grievously exceeded his authority and became what amounts to a robe-wearing politician.
By appearing to sanction what amounts to forced redistribution, Francis grievously exceeded his authority and became what amounts to a robe-wearing politician. He also exposed his Church, one of the wealthiest institutions in the world, to inevitable charges of hypocrisy. And he put himself in a position of having to back up his frothy talk with ruinous action.

Let’s see: for starters, perhaps the Catholic Church and its affiliated non-profit organizations should start voluntarily paying income and real estate tax in the United States, from which it has traditionally been exempt. Yeah how about that??

There is no doubt that the addition of tax revenue from the Church would be considerable, if hard to estimate. The 17,000-plus parishes may not all measure up to architectural wonders like St. Patrick’s in New York or the newer Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles. But few Catholic churches have absolutely no value. What would 39.5% of all that be?

How could Francis, or his subordinates in the United States object to voluntarily turning over part of their vast revenue?

The notion of the church paying taxes is certainly not heretical. Italy – which surrounds Vatican City where the pope lives – began taxing Catholic Church property last year as a way of helping to relieve its enormous economic problems. At last check, St. Peter’s was still standing.

Further, Francis might consider selling off the artworks stored at the Vatican museum and in churches throughout the world, and the thousands upon thousands of ancient books and manuscripts in its library. 

The Pietá, for instance, should fetch a pretty penny, especially if the buyer is, say, a backer of Al Qaeda who can afford to smash it to pieces as soon as it is acquired.

The Pope is the head of the Church. He is the Vicar of Christ and is infallible on matters of doctrine.

When it comes to economics, however, Francis should stick to making suggestions for how to voluntarily reduce economic inequality and leave tax policy to the politicians.

Perhaps he can help by offering a prayer for them. God knows, they need it.