Pope Speaks on "The Injustices of Capitalism"...Is the Pope A Marxist?Submitted by pawnstorm12 on Sat, 05/10/2014 - 01:09
Pope Francis recently met with the corrupt, rotted U.N. Secretary General, and agreed with him that we should redistribute more wealth and then he spoke out on the "injustices of capitalism."
If the pope dislikes capitalism, then I wonder what form of economic system he approves of? Communism? Socialism? Fascism?
Saying capitalism is injust is very dangerous because it implies other systems like communism are better.
In communism the government takes everything from everyone and redistributes it equally (supposedly).
But in communism, those who administer the redistribution of what the people have earned (which is the government), keeps much (or most of it) and lives high on the hog, while the rest of the populace stands in bread lines and lives in drab government-issued apartments such as Russia has done for decades.
I think it's very dangerous when a religious leader delves into economics.
I would rather the pope had simply said that we should help our brethren in need as best we can on an INDIVIDUAL basis - and through charity - not through government force and programs which waste most of their citizens' money anyway.
To say that capitalism is evil is wrong in my view, because I believe capitalism is in fact the ONLY moral form of economic system and it was what the United States was built on.
And wait a minute...I'm Catholic, so you can't call me a Catholic-basher just because I'm strongly disagreeing with the pope on this.
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