Sunday, June 14, 2015
The Real Reason Pope Francis Humiliated Stephen Harper
Well now we know why Pope Francis ruined Stephen Harper's little photo-op at the Vatican the other day.
By giving Harper only ten minutes of his time, compared to the fifty minutes he gave Vladimir Putin.
And looking like he couldn't wait to get rid of him.
But the reason Harper looked so green after the meeting was over...
Graeme MacKay/Hamilton Spectator
Probably had less to do with Putin, and more to do with the Pope's plan to call for a green revolution.
Pope Francis will call for an ethical and economic revolution to prevent catastrophic climate change and growing inequality in a letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics on Thursday.
In an unprecedented encyclical on the subject of the environment, the pontiff is expected to argue that humanity’s exploitation of the planet’s resources has crossed the Earth’s natural boundaries, and that the world faces ruin without a revolution in hearts and minds.
And the reason the Pope probably didn't give Harper the time of day, is not only because he knows that he is a climate change denier and a tool of Big Oil...
But also because he knows that Harper belongs to a strain of Christianity that believes that environmentalism is the work of the devil. And that Pope Francis is a dangerous radical.
Francis’s radicalism is attracting resistance from Vatican conservatives and in rightwing church circles, particularly in the US – where Catholic climate sceptics also include John Boehner, Republican leader of the House of Representatives, and Rick Santorum, a Republican presidential candidate.
Earlier this year Stephen Moore, a Catholic economist, called the pope a “complete disaster”, saying he was part of “a radical green movement that is at its core anti-Christian, anti-people and anti-progress."
The kind of religious fanatics who infest Harper's beloved Republican Party and his rabid base. And believe that their god, not humans, will determine the fate of the world.
The ones who believe that capitalism is HIS godly system.
And that they must do all they can in HIS name, to slay the Green Dragon...
It's crazy stuff, but when you think about it, what else can explain Stephen Harper's all-out war on environmentalists?
Or why he has fought the idea of climate change from the day he came to office, in such a fanatical manner.
Or why he once said in an interview, that he is more concerned with the judgement of god than he is with the judgement of history.
And really what more can any sane person say?
Except that a leader who would torch the planet in the name of short-term greed is bad enough, a shameless eco-criminal.
But a leader who would torch it, and not care for religious reasons, is a maniac unfit to remain in office....
He is crazy, he is dangerous, he threatens our present and our future.
And in the name of sanity, and human survival.
We can't defeat him soon enough...
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