MARCH 29, 2012 4:50AM

Pope Benedict: “Marxism no longer corresponds to reality”

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The pope says, “...Marxist ideology in the way it was conceived no longer corresponds to reality.”



HOLY CRAP! First and foremost, let's talk about “REALITY”! Then let's consider whether this idiot even knows the meaning of what he's saying. Does he even know the difference between Marxism and a dictatorial government? He should know given his personal experience as a dictatorial ruler. Neither Marxism nor a dictatorship is necessarily inclusive of the other. This is exactly the kind of ignorance that makes religion so dangerous and destructive. Can I get an “A-men” to that? And another obvious question is, “what's changed?” If it “no longer corresponds”, that means it once did correspond, so something has changed. What might that be? The stupidity exhibited by this man and those who follow him in his dictates, simply overwhelms.

I mean, honestly, look at this man:


And HE corresponds to reality? REALLY?! REALLY?!!

This guy simply offends reality. He represents the greatest denial of reality in human history.  Why is the opinion of the leader of an institution based on the unfounded belief in an imaginary being given credibility regarding, of all things, “REALITY”?  His hypocrisy knows no bounds. He “granted” Fidel Castro 30 minutes but would not “grant” the one-minute audience requested by the group of dissidents known as Damas de Blanco (Ladies in White) lobbying for release of all political prisoners. Somehow, it's not surprising that the premiere Catholic representative would ignore dissidents seeking release of political prisoners, depriving them of even one minute of his Holy time. After all, The Church was built on political oppression.

Isn't it about time humanity faced the reality that is religion?



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Palpatine/Darth Sidious seemed appropriate, somehow.
Thanks for this.
I'm not sure why anyone would imagine this guy capable of nuanced economic/political distinctions.

Right on!
Five Star rating!!

Your statement..........
""the more power you give someone, the more abuse you're signing up for."" absolutely correct. With any and every kind of "government" imaginable, not just Marxist ones.

Our own, for instance.....
His politics are obvious, as you say, but not to everyone, it seems. The irony of his speaking on what does and does not “correspond to reality” just seemed comical to me.

I agree with you for the most part. But religion is, itself, part of the problem. Much of what you describe as the characteristics of “the peons” is a direct result of indoctrination into these beliefs that offer no real value. It provides a powerful tool for the division and oppression to which you refer. One encouraging point, though, in what you've stated, is that it is becoming more and more obvious that even people who relate themselves to a particular religion, don't REALLY believe all that silliness.

It is pretty farcical, isn't it? The pope determining what corresponds to reality? I just had to shake my head and laugh.

I'm sorry you have difficulty processing information accurately. Maybe I can help; the “dictatorship of the proletariat” you reference is a term that means just the opposite of what you apparently think it means. That phrase refers to a societal evolution in which the proletariat takes control away from the capitalist dictatorship of the bourgeoisie developing a socialistic societal structure, eventually leading to what Marx considered communism to be – a classless, stateless society. All of that points away from a militaristic dictatorial government (stateless society) and toward concern for human rights (classless society).

Nice try, but I doubt your intellectual explanation will be any more accurately processed by baltimore than the simple phrase that was so severely misunderstood. Let's hope that intellectual movement you reference DOES revive. My fear is that idiots like the pope and those who follow him will continue to have more influence than such a movement might have.

You make the point that escapes baltimore regarding oppression and government.
Hey! I DID get an AMEN! Praise be!
I've said for years, whenever it's come up, that people have misunderstood and, therefore, prematurely dismissed Marx, but that is largely, as you point out, because of misinformation they've been led to believe, and probably also partly attributed to our propensity for myopic interpretations.

The pope is just reiterating that misinformation, probably because it serves whatever purpose he has in mind, which is not the betterment of humanity at large. Betterment of humanity diminishes the power of the church; that's always been true.