Pope says he knows good people who are Marxists. I don't
Every single one of the people who killed 100 million in the 20th century was a Marxist, and most of those in the West who cling to the same ideology would do the same given half the chance, or turn a blind eye as their political lineal descendants lied about Marxist oppression for decades
Pope Francis has run into hot water over some recent remarks about Marxism. Hard-hitting, Conservative U.S. talk show host Rush Limbaugh had accused the Pope of making some comments that went “beyond Catholicism” and were “pure Marxism coming out of the mouth of the Pope”.
Limbaugh remained respectful, suggesting someone else must have been writing His Holiness's remarks for him.
The Pope responded on Sunday by saying: “Marxist ideology is wrong. But in my life I have known many Marxists who are good people, so I don't feel offended.”
The Pope is the most generous-hearted and most wonderfully spiritual of men, and would be the first to acknowledge he is a sinner like the rest of us. As for his advisers, they might well be at serious fault for failing to make it quite clear to the Pontiff just how nice these Marxists are.
Taken from this piece on the crimes of communism in the 20th century, here is a list of the deeds of these "good people", with a short preamble from the text:
"In introducing the Black Book of Communism, lead author Stephane Courtois, Director of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) in Paris, offers the following rough breakdown of the numbers of people that communism killed:
USSR -- 20 million
China -- 65 million
Vietnam -- 1 million
North Korea -- 2 million
Cambodia -- 2 million
Eastern Europe -- 1 million
Latin America -- 150,000
Africa -- 1.7 million
Afghanistan -- 1.5 million
Communist movements, parties not in power -- 10,000
In total, this is not far short of 100 million deaths at the hands of a single ideology."
What a delightful group of comrades these killers must have been!
Every single one of the people who did and/or ordered the killing was a Marxist, and most of those in the West who cling to the same ideology today would do the same given half the chance, or turn a blind eye as their political lineal descendants lied about Marxist oppression for decades.
"Good people"? I'd be devastated if anyone called me a Marxist. Let's hope, with the greatest of respect of course, that the Pope gets some better advisers.
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