Ratzingergate. Part III: The Consequences.
I have published parts one and two already.
Now, I would like to spend three words about what we learn from this embarrassing episode. I for myself have drawn the following conclusions:
- Ratzinger has become a mini-me Bergoglio. On the issues he has touched the crap was largely the same. Only the syntax was different. Ratzinger can actually think, and talk. But he has lost face, big time.
- Ratzinger does so because he is, in his deepest soul, a supporting rider, a follower, an order taker. He will bat with the Vatican side. That’s it.
- Ratzinger has become so embarrassing that even the “Frankie ain’t Pope, Benny is” fraction will now be in severe shock. And I don’t think most of them considered him a saint, either. And I still don’t know what their plan is for when Benedict dies, btw.
- Ratzinger was an astonishingly superficial man in his way of seeing the Pontificate. It is now more clear why he got rid of it. A Pope who thinks that being able to fly to Brazil belongs to being Pope should be invited to resign anyway.
A tragic figure. A man who could have done so much, and has ended up doing worse and worse. A man, as it appears clear now, able to equate the Papacy with the ability of clowning around.
What a sad, tragic figure.