The Pope, Liberation Theology, Palestine and Castro…
How can the Vatican recognize such a society without first demanding that the instruments of its national expression (i.e., radio and television) cease their campaign for the genocide of Christianity’s elder cousins (as previous pontiffs have described the Jewish people)? Or are Jewish lives unworthy of the same pleas for respect that were only recently broadcast to the world by the pope himself? This is liberation theology at its purest: interpretation of the Holy Scriptures to protect only your favored group and to the exclusion of those of whom you might not approve. It is, of course, the religious equivalent of Alinskyism, the spiritual uterus of our own “Progressive” movement that declares anything or anyone at odds with leftist views as morally deformed and unworthy of caring about. Progressivism, Alinskyism, Communism, Nazism, liberation theology, all goose-stepping to the same leftist drumbeat.
Relativism also allows the totalitarian perversion of language foreseen by Orwell: add to “War is Peace,” “Freedom is Slavery,” “Love is Hate,” Pope Francis’ declaration “Mahmoud Abbas (leader of the PLA) is an Angel of Peace.” No mind that he invited the terrorist murderers Hamas to be his marriage partners in government, no matter that he helps fund the slaughter of innocent Israeli children -- oh, wait -- no, I expect not even children are innocent if they’re Jewish children. Not in the language of liberation theology. Or the current pope. Or so it seems.
The Left is both parasite and vulture, spreading its disease by either insinuating itself in the body of others’ works and achievements and hollowing them out, or by feasting on dragons slain by those braver than they could ever be. It lingers at the edge of battle, watching while others build and create, waiting patiently for the moment those heroes rest for a moment’s breath. And then it swoops back to steal the food won by the hard effort of others and either enslaves them for their efforts, as in Russia (Soviet or Putinesque) and Cuba, or simply murdering them, man, woman, child, and infant, as in Nazi Germany and the contemporary extremist Islamic world.
One by one, the great institutions that gave meaning to Western civilization have fallen to their infection. Our schools teach their false history, our universities enforce their fascist speech codes, our media coddle their thuggish political hacks, our military is seconded to serve their social rather than our national security agenda, courts are enjoined to consider “just outcomes” rather than due process,” and now even the elected president of the United States questions the logic of the First Amendment, the guarantee of free speech.
Can they possibly have now also captured the Church of Rome? We will soon find out; Pope Francis vows his agreement to recognize the Palestinian State will be rich with guarantees of religious freedom. Perhaps. But if those guarantees are only for Christians and do not address the evil of Palestinian propaganda and its calls for the genocide of the Jewish people, his promise will be exposed as empty and dishonest for all to witness. Including God, who surely sees what is being done in his name.