Social Justice: A Video For Francis

The video below, courtesy of Restore DC Catholicism,  is a short but nice take on the abuse of the term “social justice”; an abuse of which the Disgrace in Chief is one of the most pernicious albeit, fortunately, most stupid proposers.

Unfortunately, the mentality nowadays has become so polluted (particularly in Europe) by Statism that only a tiny minority of Europeans will ever even question that it is the duty of the Government to proceed to a massive redistribution of income in the name of “social justice”. Pope Francis, who comes from a corner of the planet with a history of special stupidity in matters of economics, espouses this mentality, albeit he would – we are told – even prefer a sort of super state, as the modern Western states aren’t communist enough for him. This man talks and thinks worse than a kindergarten boy, and I doubt his grasp of economics even went beyond the latter’s. 

I do not need to tell my readers how all this is in contrast with the traditional, and sane, social doctrine of the Church; how it foments division and disorder as it encourages not only massive direct scrounging, but also the equally massive indirect scrounging of the formation of an immense bureaucracy meant to run the “social justice” machine; how it takes from God and gives to Big Nanny, to administer the immense amount of power thus entrusted to her. I do not need to explain it to my readers, but there’s no doubt my readers needs to talk of it and explain it to the vast mass of people – particularly in Europe – now completely sold to the socialist mantras.   

The poor will be always be us. Jesus said it, and if Francis knew the Gospel he would know it too. The answer is in charity, solidarity and mutual help, not in expropriation. And no, the riches of the rich do not belong to the poor. The poor can expect solidarity and charity (which must be deserved, too; to the ones who do not want to work, we will give no bread), but he has no specific right to any specific money of any specific person, nor has he the right that Big Nanny goes to forcibly take away from others so that he can have on his lap what has been expropriated to others.

The patrimony of the rich belong to the rich, in order for its fruit to be used in a Christian way and for them to be passed on to the next generation; which will also have to feel obliged to a good and Christian use of God’s grace. 

You don’t like it? Though luck. Blame Adam and Eve. But don’t worry, there’s a world of perfect justice awaiting you only one death away.

Life isn’t fair. Life is the fitness studio where we train for our salvation. To reject the greedy desire for the forced appropriation of the graces that God gave others is just part of our training. To yield to the expropriation mentality is to stuff oneself with sugar in the gym, and then complain one dies a diabetic.    

“Social justice” is synonymous with social envy, greed, laziness, and the excitement of all that is bad in the human nature.

Enjoy the video.

Posted on December 4, 2014, in Catholicism, Conservative Catholicism, Traditional Catholicism and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Although most social justice fanatics are liberals, there are some who are ‘conservative’ who believe in the idea of distributism that was promoted by Belloc and Chesterton. This idea is nothing more than socialism in Catholic garments, but try telling that to it’s fanboys. They become very defensive when you point out the realities of why distributism won’t work (where are you going to get the land you want to distribute with out forcing other people to give theirs up) . It’s impossible to reason with them, for they’re convinced that distributism is catholic dogma. Thankfully, these goofs are a very small minority in the Catholic world. Hopefully, they will stay that way.

    • There’s nothing wrong with Distributism, properly intended. The Italian co-op system is a clear example of how well it can work. Also, we live today in a world in which property and wealth are distributed as never before: home ownership, and the shares owned by pension funds (and private investors), are a big chunk of the wealth in circulation. Many of the biggest American quoted enterprises belong, in fact, largely to small investors, directly or through their pension fund.

      But this is not a system in opposition to Capitalism. It is, actually, perfectly in harmony with it. In Countries like Germany and Italy it is so symbiotic with it, you don’t notice the difference. Another testament to the great blessing that is Capitalism.


  2. The authority he ascribes to the state or inter-state government is not even claimed by the Church, as a body, but rather deferral is made to the natural authority of natural economic units such as family and local Church communities.

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