Wow! When it comes to politics in Catholic teaching, it is hard to find anyone better than Tom Woods to deliver terrific interviews with key thinkers in the debate. You will love this interview.
A few key points made in the interview:
American Conservative Catholic press has ignored George Neumayr’s book. Woods asks why. Neumayr’s answer? A right-wing political correctness. Papal idolatry over the defense of the faith. They would prefer to be seen as not being too critical of the Pope. Maureen Mullarkey, in her review of Neumayr’s book at The Federalist, expresses her distaste with Francis, but according to Neumayr, it is more political than theological.
With regard to Liberation Theology, Pope Francis is rehabilitating all of the condemned liberation theologians from the Pope John Paul, II, era. Leonardo Boff, Brazilian theologian, was removed for his environmental activism, what Neumayr calls environmental hi-jinx. Francis went so far as to contact him to create a world government plan to extract wealth from first-world western nations.
Gustavo Gutierrez is the father of Liberation Theology. And Pope Francis’s pontificate has become a total rehabilitation of liberation theology of the theologians condemned under Pope John Paul.
The Pope has offered some telling tweets, like this gem, “inequality is the root of all evil.” No pope would ever say something so ridiculous. Inequality is baked into the universe. It was Satan’s refusal to accept inequality that led to the fall of man. Not everything is the same. Reality is hierarchical. Reality is unequal, in the sense that not everything is the same. If we don’t see that we are creatures and that God is the creator, and we don’t accept that his will prevails over our own and that we should conform our will to his, that was the essence of the revolt against God.
Saul Alinsky dedicated his book to Satan, because, for Alinsky, Satan was the first socialist, the first champion of the have-nots. The Pope is much more of a socialist than he is a Catholic.
Who is Jorge Mario Bergolio? Great question. His mentor was a full-blown Paraguayan communist, Esther Ballestrino de Careaga. Francis had communist teachers and mentors from whom he learned just as President Barrack Obama, Jr. had. Obama’s mentor was communist poet and writer, Frank Davis Marshall.
Jesus! Just as Barrack Obama had communist mentors in Frank, so too did Pope Francis, a.k.a., Jorge Mario Bergolio, in the form of Esther Ballestrino de Careaga, a Paraguayan woman. Pope Francis described her as the “boss,” “a Paraguayan woman,” [born in Uruguay but moved to and was raised in Paraguay] and a “fervent communist.”
The “boss” to whom Pope Francis referred is Esther Ballestrino de Careaga. He has described her as a “Paraguayan woman” and a “fervent communist.” He considers her one of his most important mentors. “I owe a huge amount to that great woman,” he has said, saying that she “taught me so much about politics.” (He worked for her as an assistant at Hickethier-Bachmann Laboratory in Buenos Aires.)
Lord, have mercy.
Further, what is with all of this intrigue and crime surrounding these shadowy figures who play a prominent role in the lives of these public men? See what George Neumayr, writing at the The Spectator, said about Esther Ballestrino de Careaga.
“Tragically, Ballestrino herself ‘disappeared’ at the hands of security forces in 1977,” reported Vatican correspondent John Allen. “Almost three decades later, when her remains were discovered and identified, Bergoglio gave permission for her to be buried in the garden of a Buenos Aires church called Santa Cruz, the spot where she had been abducted. Her daughter requested that her mother and several other women be buried there because ‘it was the last place they had been as free people.’ Despite knowing full well that Ballestrino was not a believing Catholic, the future pope readily consented.”
The father of Barry Sotelo, a.k.a., Barrack Hussein Obama, was a Kenyan government official named Barack Obama, Sr. See his Wikipedia entry. had Frank Davis Marshall, a communist. The
Wikipedia explains that Barack Obama, Sr.
. . . married in 1954 and had two children with his first wife, Kezia. He was selected for a special program to attend college in the United States, and studied at the University of Hawaii. There, Obama met Stanley Ann Dunham, whom he married in 1961, and with whom he had a son, Barack II. She divorced him three years later. The elder Obama later went to Harvard University for graduate school, where he earned an M.A. in economics, and returned to Kenya in 1964. He saw his son Barack once more, when the boy was about ten.