Monday, December 16, 2013
Pope Francis Gives Limbaugh One Upside the Head
America's favourite open-mouth radio personality, Rush Limbaugh, has accused Pope Francis of being a Marxist. The Pope responded to Limbaugh's accusation in an Italian newspaper interview published over the weekend. Let's put it this way, he's not backing down.
Asked how it felt to be called a Marxist, Time Magazine's Person of the Year answered:
"The Marxist ideology is wrong. But I have met many Marxists in my life who are good people, so I don’t feel offended."
Pope Francis went on to reiterate his criticism of trickle down economics, saying it never benefits the poor, instead resulting in the rich simply keeping more for themselves:
"The only specific quote I used was the one regarding the “trickle-down theories” which assume that economic growth, encouraged by a free market, will inevitably succeed in bringing about greater justice and social inclusiveness in the world. The promise was that when the glass was full, it would overflow, benefitting the poor. But what happens instead, is that when the glass is full, it magically gets bigger nothing ever comes out for the poor. This was the only reference to a specific theory. I was not, I repeat, speaking from a technical point of view but according to the Church’s social doctrine. This does not mean being a Marxist."
There you go, Rush. He's not a Marxist. He's just a Christian. I understand you can't tell the difference. You never could.