Salvador Allende And Jorge Bergoglio: A Comparison.

When the pressure cooker was tired of simmering, he put a bullet in his head.

At the end of the pressure cooker’s simmering came the bullet in the head: Salvador Allende.

 

 

What is happening in the Vatican reminds one, in a way, of the events in Chile leading to the 1973 Pinochet coup.

A goddamn populist went to power on a socialist agenda and, among the (initial) cheers of the people, began remaking the world – or, at least, Chile – new.

It went well for a short while. Then, the problems began to emerge. The savage spending let the inflation skyrocket, the inflation let the real GDP contract sharply, the usual stupid socialist house of card tumbled down in less than two years. And when the economy began to fold, the malcontent started to rise. One of the main tragedies of the proto-commie is that he can’t count. 

When the end came, the once oh so beloved Allende was, very probably, the most hated figure in the country. Time to restore sanity, then.

In that case, Augusto Pinochet took charge of the task; making himself culpable of many unnecessary, very dirty things, but certainly cleaning the Country of the Communist bubo that had plagued it in its last, terrible years. Fifteen years of financial stability and economic growth followed. Ah, the privilege of a functioning brain…

Francis is – perhaps, and if we don’t look too deep – not as bad as Allende. Still, one can’t but see some parallels: arrogant, dictatorial, obsessed with Socialism, and enemy of Christ, TMAHICH does remind one of your South-American revolutionary nutcase after he comes to power; though it must be said that our antidote to him – our Pinochet, so to speak; and possibly a less violent one – still has to appear on the horizon.

Francis started his Pontificate as the best thing since Jesus Christ. He left no doubt he thought so himself. For a while, it seemed that no liturgical abuse, no amount of theological rubbish and no beach ball on the altar could scratch his immaculate reputation. He was JFK and Martin Luther King in one. Gandhi-cum-Dalai Lama. He could have his cake and eat it. 

It went well for a while. It went, actually, very well for as long as Francis limited himself to persecute the odd Catholic order, embrace wheelchairs and say stupid things to the people. It went well, so to speak, for as long as inflation did not pick up, and the medium term effects of savage spending and wild nationalisations were not felt. 

But then he started to play to his friends, and make for himself a place in history. His obvious sponsors, the Homomafia, were demanding that he pays the entry ticket; and the Germans, who pay the most in the Vatican coffers, were starting to demand that their paying clients be satisfied. These were, so to speak, Francis’ Trade Unions and Party, and he had to satisfy them. Francis gave them a synod. One year to prepare the ground, another year to persuade the weak. He would take care that they, the Germans and their clients as well as the homos, are satisfied.

Enter the “profound and serene theologian”, Walter Kasper.

Title: cardinal.

Profession: pimp.

Task: preparing the ground. 

Kasper starts a crusade – a long-cherished dream of his – about doing the contrary of what the Church says under the pretense of pastoral work. Here the problems start; or, if you wish, Francis’ “Wheelchairnomics” begins to contract. Several Bishops and Cardinals get very angry from the start. Kasper is rebuked, but not silenced. Five of the Cardinals start writing a book, and sending the signal this is not going to be a walk in the park. Most bishops stay silent. Kasper thinks he will eat them for Fruehstueck

He gives interviews left and right (more left). The majority is with him, he says. The Pope is with him. He has discussed everything with Francis. Francis does not distance himself from his statements. The message is clear: I support the glorious Marxist revolution, the nationalisations and the collectivisation. I support everything. Those Cardinals who have written the book are, says Kasper, attacking the Pope. Counterrevolutionaries. Stalinism is ripe.

A Synod is prepared compared to which a Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is a masterwork of openness and transparency. It is immediately decided that reality shall not transpire outside. Reality will, then, have to be what the puppetmasters tell you. This sound very much like Commie Economics. 

At the Congress Synod, initially it all works well. There is a lot of fully irrelevant talking as the bishops go through the motions of saying things in which the Pope is not in the least interested. After the first week, the pre-confectioned Glorious Bomb Of The Proletariat is detonated. There must be two or three people on this planet who think Francis did not OK the document, but they are probably in some asylum. The blast is there. It is Monday, the 13th of October 2014. Perhaps, it shall one day be said, this was the day Francis nationalised all the big copper mines, and angered too many of the wrong crowd. 

 

It is now clear all over the planet that this little, arrogant, proto-commie Apprentice Sorcerer has, like Allende, gone too far. The mood is well described by a clearly well-informed source at the usual Rorate Caeli:

 I have spoken to a huge number of prelates in the past few days, many of them Synod Fathers. They are all furious and indignant with Francis. A president of a Conference of Bishops of a large African country even called him to my face “an agent of disruption.” The right word to describe the general atmosphere reigning in the Curia and the Synod, after 18 months of a government imposed by fear and persecution, is one I’ve heard several times in the past week: “esasperazione” (“exasperation”). The experiences of the past century show that a government of fear and manipulation cannot subsist for long without rebellion, and that was what erupted on Thursday. It was as if a pressure cooker exploded at the end of an 18-month-long simmering.

Yep. This is Allende all over again. 

Allende rapidly went toward his end when his own parliament declared the “constitutional breakdown”. The Pope cannot be ousted so easily, nor is there any Pinochet with an army in his pocket ready to intervene. 

But the synod’s Fathers have clearly given a vote of no-confidence on the way this synod was run; and if they resist the counteroffensive of the Marxist troops, they will most certainly, with the help of the Heavenly Army, prevail. 

There is no way a Pope can shove novelty down the throat of Catholicism is there is widespread resistance – and it does not have to be majority resistance – from Cardinals and Bishops. Let even a handful or two of Cardinals deny him obedience in doctrinal matters, and his papacy will be doomed. 

A Pope needs to be respected, admired, universally seen as The Boss. There is no way he can get massive flak from orthodox catholics and save face for long, and the recent events have showed us that press spin and PR antics can only do so much. 

A half dozen orthodox, and prestigious Cardinals can seriously wound this papacy. A dozen will destroy it altogether. Not in his official role, of course; but in the way he can operate and shape the Church, and in the way he is perceived by the entire planet.

A Pope called a heretic from his own Cardinals – people of recognised orthodoxy, not leftist lunatics –  is the lamest lame duck that can be imagined. His wheelchairs embraces will be bitter. His cardinals considered not legitimately appointed. His encyclicals ignored and condemned. His homilies mocked. His death will be a liberation for everyone, possibly even for him. He will, very probably, rather resign and go back to the slums, saving that bit of credibility left, than run for the title of Most Shameful Pope Ever. 

For this Pope, his boundless vanity and the way he is perceived from the world are absolutely the be-all-and-end-all. It is his Achilles’ heel. Strike him there, and you will wound him mortally.  

M

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on October 19, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. is that why they gave him that standing ovation?

    • No.

      They gave him the standing ovation to show they are not divided.

      by the byw, I’d like to know who counted the minutes, and how many popes did never get standing ovations in modern times, with the press looking and the cameras running. Voris says four inutes; if you read Allen they’ve already become five. They will be ten before Wednesday.

      M

  2. I would have walked out of the building silently. What is wrong with these people?

    • Some apparently did.

      If the Pope had not allowed the “paragraph-for-paragraph” vote, and the elimination of the open heresy, I am pretty sure many would have voted against the entire document, which would have been a much stronger kick in the teeth than any walking away.

      Though this is only the beginning of the battle, I think we must not be afraid to see that the Pope has, for now, completely lost control of the bishops. The bad parts that are still in the document are the fruit of the mediocre thinking of this bishops, not of his pressure.

      He is isolated now, and very many are just fed up with him. He will have to be cautious now, because the first bishop he attacks without extremely solid ground might cause an even worse uproar. There will be no lack of Cardinals and Bishops accusing him of intimidation.

      I am very curious to see what happens with Mueller and Pell, for once. Mueller was just made Cardinal, Pell is supposed to be one of the very inner inner circle. They seem to be powerful people, able to gather around them a massive support.

      I start to think next October they might both be still in place. And then: bye bye, Baldisseri baby…

      M

  3. So now Francis has a year to purge conservatives and intimidate the fence-sitters – but not too quickly, so as not to make it so obvious. There must also be a carefully prepared (though fake) reason to demote the chosen targets (as happened with Livieres, also as with the attempt to brand Manelli as an embezzler, etc).

    “Allen”, you say? With so many new characters to memorize, I sometimes lose track… oh yeah: if PeeWee Herman tried to make himself seem more macho and grew a goatee, that’d be Paul Allen. Now I remember.

  4. would 10 minute ovation mean more unity?

    • No.
      merely that the Pope has been beaten more severely.
      This is the way of the Church. I silence you, then I applaud you.
      M

    • I wish there was video: Francis with one hand motioning downward to quell them, “Oh, please stopl you’re embarrassing me”. With his other hand, he motions to goad them to applaud more and more. What a guy.

      Still, all in all, it was a *glorious* episode that will always be remembered.

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