Petty, Liar, Slandering, And Stupid: Meet Cardinal Kasper
If our opponents are all of the caliber of Cardinal Kasper there is probably not much to fear from next year’s synod. Unfortunately, this is not a realistic expectation.
Cardinal Kasper must dream at night of becoming a Centipede, in order to have enough feet to stick in his mouth at any given time. His enthusiasm for making of himself an object of mockery, derision or simple pity is simply inexhaustible. He has by now most certainly advanced to Head Clown in Circus Bergoglio.
Let us resume what the man could achieve before today, in less than a week: offend his African colleagues and African Catholics in general, deny his word, slander the journalist he had spoken to, be openly exposed as a shameless liar, and retort saying that he thought he was slandering off record.
Today, a new episode in the saga of Kaspergate: a non-apology mixed with other accusations of being – he, the Chief Slanderer And Liar – the victim.
To this the Cardinal added, now clearly out of control, the following two huge feet to the collection already in his mouth:
1. An open attack to a Cardinal he refused to mention (Mueller, I would say; possibly Burke or Pell, though).
2. An announcement that journalists friendly to him will “take care” of the man.
Now, let us analyse all the indications we get from this:
1. He is a very, very petty man.
A man of some stature would have avoided a reaction fit for a high school queen on discovering she isn’t popular at all. Rather, he would have either remained silent for a while, or he would have spoken in soft, conciliatory, soothing tones about the lessons he has learnt. But this, this is throwing the toys out of the pram like he is Elton John’s prematurely bitchy “adopted” boy.
2. He is a serial liar.
He denies he has spoken the words. After being irredeemably exposed by the recording, he complains about the recording. He also states he has not spoken during the synod, probably forgetting that the records of the intervention do are public, and is exposed again.
In short? This man needs help.
3. He is a slanderer.
The accusation to a journalist of not having said what he knows he has said is an atrociously cynical attack to this man’s reputation and, ultimately, livelihood. It is first-class slander. By the by, I do not find anywhere news of his personal apology to Mr Pentin. I wonder what TMAHICH, always so sensitive even to gossip, thinks? If gossip is murder, this is the Texas Chainsaw Massacre.
I also allow myself to add that one or three anger management courses could be very much in order here.
4. He is unbelievably stupid
Which moron would go in front of the journalists telling them “you will now see what I am able to do to this chap”? This defeats the purpose at the very start!
Every critical intervention of every journalist against anyone of several Cardinals who have opposed him will now be attributed directly to this Kasperle’s machinations and thirst for revenge! Can anyone who calls himself a Cardinal be so mind-boggingly stupid?
The Cardinal’s answer is loud and clear:
“Ja, Ich kann!”