Pope Francis Delves Deeper Into Leftist Politics by Pushing Global Warming Hoax
It is bad news for the Catholic Church when the left-wing Guardian refers to Pope Francis as the “superman pope.” He didn’t earn this dubious honor just by brokering Obama’s embrace of the communist slave state in Cuba. He has promoted state-inflicted poverty by attacking economic freedom and is now pushing the global warming hoax:
In 2015, the pope will issue a lengthy message on the subject to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics, give an address to the UN general assembly and call a summit of the world’s main religions.
The reason for such frenetic activity, says Bishop Marcelo Sorondo, chancellor of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences, is the pope’s wish to directly influence next year’s crucial UN climate meeting in Paris, when countries will try to conclude 20 years of fraught negotiations with a universal commitment to reduce emissions.
Reducing emissions reduces our standard of living. It does not reduce temperatures, as if they needed reducing. The global warming hoax has already been definitively debunked. According to the bogus theory it is based on, skyrocketing carbon emissions should result in corresponding temperatures. Yet temperatures have remained level for the past 18 years.
Nonetheless, the hoax is still seen as useful by those with hard left political agendas, who see it as a pretext to impose oligarchical collectivist authoritarianism. Except during extreme weather events that will happen no matter what, these power grabbers do not have the climate on their side. But they do have the Pope.
Following a visit in March to Tacloban, the Philippine city devastated in 2012 by typhoon Haiyan, the pope will publish a rare encyclical on climate change and human ecology. Urging all Catholics to take action on moral and scientific grounds, the document will be sent to the world’s 5,000 Catholic bishops and 400,000 priests, who will distribute it to parishioners.
According to Vatican insiders, Francis will meet other faith leaders and lobby politicians at the general assembly in New York in September, when countries will sign up to new anti-poverty and environmental goals.
It is no accident that the “anti-poverty” (i.e., anti-capitalism) and environmental goals are mentioned together. Free market capitalism has done vastly more to lift people out of poverty than any other system in history. Consequently, destroying it so as to replace it with Soviet-style serfdom requires more than just tired and empty rhetoric about the poor, who will be far more numerous and far more poor if leftists are able to prevent the creation of wealth.
In recent months, the pope has argued for a radical new financial and economic system to avoid human inequality and ecological devastation. In October he told a meeting of Latin American and Asian landless peasants and other social movements: “An economic system centred on the god of money needs to plunder nature to sustain the frenetic rhythm of consumption that is inherent to it.
“The system continues unchanged, since what dominates are the dynamics of an economy and a finance that are lacking in ethics. It is no longer man who commands, but money. Cash commands.
“The monopolising of lands, deforestation, the appropriation of water, inadequate agro-toxics are some of the evils that tear man from the land of his birth. Climate change, the loss of biodiversity and deforestation are already showing their devastating effects in the great cataclysms we witness,” he said.
It is hard to say who would applaud this sophomoric rhetoric more enthusiastically: Al Gore or Karl Marx.
Note the emphasis on “human inequality.” People cannot be both equal and free, at least not in an economic sense. Holding everyone but the unavoidable ruling elite to a lowest common denominator has never increased the standard of living for the masses and never will.
The days of Jean Paul II confronting communist tyranny have never been more missed.
The cheering leftists at the Guardian refer to “Francis’s environmental radicalism.” Given its explicit elevation of the nonhuman over the human, there has never been a more un-Christian ideology than environmental radicalism. The Pope praising the Devil would not be more appalling.
People of weak faith believe that Christianity needs to get with the times or become obsolete. This will not be accomplished by chaining the Catholic Church to a hoax that an increasing percentage of the population can see through to its malevolent authoritarian objectives.