POPE FRANCIS OFFERS SHARP CRITICISM OF CURRENT DAY CAPITALISM---THE STAKES ARE SO HIGH NOW THAT EVERYTHING IS ON THE TABLE
Pope Francis has some very harsh things to say about global capitalism as it is currently practiced.
Here are some of the things the Pope recently said---
"We discard a whole generation to maintain an economic system that no longer endures, a system that to survive has to make war, as the big empires have always done,"..."But since we cannot wage the third world war, we make regional wars.... And what does that mean? That we make and sell arms. And with that the balance sheets of the idolatrous economies - the big world economies that sacrifice man at the feet of the idol of money - are obviously cleaned up."..... "When you see photographs of malnourished children you put your head in your hands, you cannot understand it," ...."When you see photographs of malnourished children you put your head in your hands, you cannot understand it,....."I think we are in a global economic system that is not good.".... "But we have placed money in the centre, the god of money. We have fallen into the sin of idolatry, the idolatry of money. The economy moves by the desire to have more and paradoxically it feeds a disposable culture,"
The Pope has got it right.
We've got to understand and respond to the fact that everything is on the table now.
We are being watched all the time, our politics are owned by the wealthy very few, full-time work for fair wages is going away & how we are living is changing the climate in bad ways.
In this reality, we can and we must talk about sustainable living, Democratic Socialism, universal health care and the radical idea of simply living everyday lives of peace, inclusion and hope.
There is no reason to be held back anymore by conventional notions of left and right or by the limits of past political debate.
The hopeful work of freedom is up to each of us.
The work of everyday resistance is up to each of us.
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