TRUMP TO POPE: TALK IS CHEAP. LET REFUGES INTO THE VATICAN. THEN WE’LL TALK.
Talk is cheap. In these turbulent times talk, especially political talk, is very cheap. The Supreme Pontiff’s address to the U.S. Congress was a remarkable display of baptized Marxism wrapped up in the worst speech delivery I have ever heard.Of course the Pontiff’s message was immediately hailed as poignant, liberating, hopeful message, a triumph of “Moral Turpitude” on the immigration crisis that impacts the U.S.
The cynical media had of course a tangental purpose, immediately pointing fingers at Trump: Donald Trump is a Protestant Imperialist-pig who is motivated by the golden cafe not the golden rule.
The Guardians chief reporter Ed Pilkington, wrote:
WE EXPECTED POPE FRANCIS TO DELIVER STRONG WORDS ON IMMIGRATION, BUT IF I WERE DONALD TRUMP I’D BE QUAKING IN MY BOOTS. THE FRONTRUNNER REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE WASN’T MENTIONED BY NAME, OF COURSE, BUT HE WAS CERTAINLY PRESENT IN THE PASSAGE THE PONTIFF RESERVED ON THE SUBJECT. IT WAS DEVASTATING. FRANCIS GOT ONE OF THE BIGGEST CHEERS OF THE SPEECH WITH THIS LINE: “WE ARE NOT FEARFUL OF FOREIGNERS, BECAUSE MOST OF US WERE ONCE FOREIGNERS.” HE CALLED ON CONGRESS TO REJECT A “MINDSET OF HOSTILITY”.
CNN was hot on the trail wanting to know what Donald Trump thought of the Pope’s speech.
What does Trump think of the Pontiff’s words? Well, context is important. An honest understanding of the Pope’s message must take into account the influences of postmodern language theory. Things like the “golden rule” are ultimately relative, since there is no ultimate understanding of such a moral principle; its simply left to the dictates of personal opinion. Remember the words that the media loves to parrot: Don’t impose your morality on me! Well, we all know the truth. When “morality” fits with the left’s agenda then its acceptable. And on this level the “golden rule” simply becomes code for cultural-marxists to use government to take from the responsible savers and producers to give to others.
And, as would be expected, the establishment media were quick to the draw on this distinction. Harriet Sherwood also writing for the US Guardian wrote:
AND THE POPE REFERRED AGAIN – AS HE DID AT THE WHITE HOUSE ON WEDNESDAY – TO HIS OWN FAMILY BACKGROUND: “I SAY THIS TO YOU AS THE SON OF IMMIGRANTS.” THOSE WERE PRACTICALLY HIS FIRST PUBLIC WORDS ON US SOIL, SO HIS MESSAGE COULDN’T BE MORE CLEAR.
BUT I DON’T THINK IT’S JUST ABOUT THE US TRACK RECORD ON IMMIGRATION. HE’S ALSO TALKING ABOUT A GLOBAL CRISIS: “OUR WORLD IS FACING A REFUGEE CRISIS OF A MAGNITUDE NOT SEEN SINCE THE SECOND WORLD WAR.”
THAT’S REFERRING TO THE HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE TRUDGING ACROSS EUROPE IN SEARCH OF A BETTER LIFE. SO DAVID CAMERON AND THE REST OF THE UK GOVERNMENT SHOULD LISTEN UP, TOO.
Trump has of course been charitable with the Pontiff. Although there exists a deep divid between the two philosophically and theologically, he didn’t resort to calling the Pontiff a sanctimonious Marxist.
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I for one find all this hubbub about the Pontiff’s visit from crass secularists in the media – people who wouldn’t darken the walls of a church if their life depended on it – rather amusing. However, since they relish the idea of listening to a religious lecture on the moral obligations the U.S. owes to immigrants and refugees, I will take a moment to remind the Pontiff of an authority that supersedes his own:
WHAT DOES IT PROFIT MY BRETHREN, IF SOMEONE SAYS HE HAS FAITH BUT DOES NOT HAVE WORKS? CAN FAITH SAVE HIM? IF A BROTHER OR SISTER IS NAKED AND DESTITUTE OF DAILY FOOD, AND ONE OF YOU SAYS TO THEM, “DEPART IN PEACE, BE WARMED AND FILLED.” BUT YOU DO NOT GIVE THEM THE THINGS WHICH ARE NEEDED FOR THE BODY, WHAT DOES IT PROFIT? THUS ALSO FAITH BY ITSELF, IF IT DOES NOT HAVE WORKS IS DEAD. (THE WORD OF GOD, BOOK OF JAMES, 2:14-16)
It’s all very well and good to have the Supreme Pontiff lecture a secular body about its responsibilities to immigrants, refugees and the climate. Yet, his words should be backed up with action.
It’s no secret that the Pontiff rules a vast global corporation with vast land holdings, and vast sums of wealth and influence. At the very least, he should lead by example and accept the virulent refugee element. Open the Vatican up to Muslim refugees. Make them citizens of your sovereign state and then we’ll talk.