The CNN is embarrassing itself by echoing the comments of the always embarrassing Father James Martin (yes, this chap here), who is on record with the astonishing novelty that everyone can walk in St Peter’s Square and, therefore, “the door is always open”.
What a load of tosh.
Firstly, St Peter’s is half Italian Republic and half Vatican Square. Everyone can walk there because this is what the agreement between the two Countries foresee. But I cannot enter any other parts of the Vatican state without due authorisation. I cannot have a stroll in the (heavenly) Vatican Gardens just because I feel like it.
Secondly, walking in St Peter’s Square does not mean that I can permanently introduce myself into the place, claim the state of “refugee” at my liking, enjoy the many benefits of the around 1,000 citizen of the Vatican (among many others: no income taxes). No, this is not being “open”; and no, the walls are exactly what keeps the people out even today, from beggars to car thieves to prostitutes.
Thirdly, the Vatican city is around 1 square km, and around 1,000 inhabitants, with many services provided by the Italian Republic. Only a tool like Martin can think there can be any valid comparison with an immense Country plagued by massive illegal immigration for decades.
Fourthly, there can be no doubt whatsoever that when Pope Leo IV built the wall he did it exactly for the explicit reason build a defense against the enemy as opposed to a bridge to them.
Wall here. Bridge there. Pope Leo IV chose the wall. Full stop.
One doe not know who is more stupid: the Pope with his moronic observations purely motivated by his desire to take revenge on Trump who had criticised him, those like Father Martin who try to defend him in a way that makes him appear even more stupid, or the libtards at CNN that echo his comment as if it were something intelligent or at least worth pondering.
We are surrounded by idiots. Which is the main reasons why we might soon be surrounded by Muslims.
Dear Republican Primary Voters of South Carolina and Nevada: I address this open letter to you in great shame for the latest socialist, one-world-ist, possibly drunken words of Pope Francis, the most embarrassing idiot to ever unworthily occupy the Sea of Peter. In fact, possibly the most embarrassing idiot ever, full stop.
I am as outraged as you are that a Pope living inside walls built by another Pope should say the senseless, drunken words this ass in white has pronounced on (just another) aeroplane. As a Catholic, allow me to tell you that this man’s incoherent, retarded, socialist rants do not represent the teaching of the Church in any way whatsoever. If you aren’t Catholic, please click around this blog a bit to see whether on this site Catholicism is taken seriously or not.
Of course walls are built as a protection from an actual, or potential, enemy coming from outside. Of course this is what has always been done. Of course only an uneducated ass like Francis could mean anything different. Of course the very Leonine Walls were built exactly to protect the Roman population from the Muslim menace of the Saracens! Again, only an uneducated peasant like Francis can dare to open his mouth and spout his ignorance in everyone’s face.
Do not heed his senseless rants. Ignore the old cretin. Believe me: this man is an embarrassment to all us Catholics; and the more Catholic you are, the more the man is an embarrassment to you. You will, in fact, notice that those soi-disant “Catholics” who still support him tend to be either terminal Pollyannas, or senseless CINOs just like the man himself.
Dear Republican Primary Voters of South Carolina and Nevada: I am writing this open letter to implore you not to do what you might be thinking of doing: renounce to a Cruz vote and vote Trump instead, just to give Francis a well-deserved (symbolic) slap in the face. Please, please, stay cool about this and resist the temptation to cast an emotional vote in the ballot. At least, that is, if your vote would have otherwise gone to Cruz.
Dear Republican Primary Voter: this humble (if somewhat loud) Catholic blogger implores you to support Ted Cruz with your vote, for all the reasons you can easily imagine. He humbly asks you to – catholic or not – not let one single Cruz vote disappear just because of an emotional reaction to Francis’ words.
However, the very same Catholic blogger invites you to vote Trump in preference to Bush, Rubio, Carson, or Kasich if any one of them would have been your choice. In this way, you will not only winnow the chaff from the wheat (Kasich? Seriously?), but you will also obtain the very desirable side effect of telling Francis where to go with his one-world, anti-Western rhetoric.
Dear Republican Primary Voters of South Carolina and Nevada: I do not know whether you are Catholic or not. I do not even know whether you are moved, in your daily life, by anti-Catholic sentiments, or whether you are afraid of giving such a harsh message to the Pope. But I tell you this: that in so slapping (metaphorically, of course) the man in the face, you would promote the cause of Catholicism, because we Catholics have the pockets full of this joker going around making (stupid) politics instead of doing what he is supposed to do: his job as Pope.
Therefore, please, my dear Primary Voter: consider Ted Cruz as your best vote, and the best chance not only for America but for all the Western civilisation, always echoing what happens in your Country. But if for some reason Bush, Rubio, Carson or Kasich would have been your choice, please consider voting Trump instead, and show Francis what you think of his third world propaganda.
Dear Primary Voter: this is what I felt I had to tell you. I hope you will give my suggestions some thoughts. I will leave you with a thought shared by many Conservatives the other side of the Pond:
God bless America.
The Country chosen by God to save Europe’s backside from Nazism and Communism.
And the Country, alas, who now seems all too willing to bring destruction on itself.