I can admit that I can get carried away with throwing rocks at the throne, sometimes. It is easy to overlook the difficulty of governance and often absolute power. It is easy to criticize those in power for greed, arrogance, stupidity and sloth. After all, I don't have to make the decisions they do and do not carry the weight of those responsibilities. We all make mistakes and even in the worst of times, everyone from Wall Street to Washington and down to Main Street, deserves a break.
Everyone, but the Pope, that is...
Earlier this week, the Vatican called for the establishment of a "global public authority" and a "central world bank." This authority allegedly becoming necessary due to "the idolatry of the market" and rampant "neo-liberal thinking". How much space is really left on this idiotic bandwagon if the Pope is jumping aboard?
It is pretty damn funny when the only millennium old political power on the planet talks about the need for "a supranational authority" and "universal jurisdiction" to guide economic policy and decision making. You like big government and planned economics? It doesn't get much bigger than Pope.
An 18-page document from the Vatican's Justice and Peace department said the financial downturn had revealed behaviours like "selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale," adding that world economics needed an "ethic of solidarity" among rich and poor nations.
That's right, kids. Need a loan. Call Pope. Need to civilize savage. Call Pope. Pesky peasant won't move off fertile land. Call Pope. Little boy telling truth again. Call Pope. Global economy in trouble. Definitely... call Pope.
Consulting the Holy See on financial matters is much like asking a serial rapist to run a gynecology clinic. No matter what you hope for, getting fucked is the only possible outcome.
If there is one office or entity on the planet which should be barred from speaking on social and especially economic issues, it is the Vatican. As the world's largest land holder and promoter of some of history's greatest purges and violent conflicts I really cannot imagine a more hypocritical preacher of "equality" and "common good".
Clearly, a centralized global financial system has been in the works for a long time. I don't believe that it can ever actually happen, but it is clearly the preference of the few. "Our" own Federal Reserve system is a clear rung on the ladder to a United Nations Bank. Though this sort of story seems like a joke, rolling eyes and laughing is done at one's own peril.
Can anyone pose a logical argument for the establishment of a Central World Bank?
Between Saudi sheiks buying up British soccer teams and a Pope preaching global socialism I feel like I live in a world which is increasingly revolving around its own asshole. All the while it surreptitiously fucks itself in broad daylight and screams I'm not like that