Pope Francis condemns free economic markets, for the sharp rise in global inequality. Backing up his claim with Warren Buffett’s commentary in the Yahoo News on March 10, 2020, as reported by Andy Serwer on Yahoo Finance.
Pope Francis Inspiration
Francis of Assisi is the patron Saint of animals, merchants, and ecology, against dying alone and fire. Mario Jorge Bergoglio (b.17 December 1936, Buenos Aires, Argentina) chose Francis for his papal name during his election as a successor after Pope Benedict’s abdication.
Pledging not to forget the timeless concern of poverty, named Pope Francis. The inclination being a stark reminder and an alert for human beings towards poverty. However, the patron saint Francis of Assisi actually celebrated and cherished poverty to the extent that he marked in his last written word his orders ethos as one of absolute personal and corporate poverty for its members. This quote outlines Saint Francis priorities clearly after Pope John Paul II declared Saint Francis the Patron Saint of Ecology and on 28 March 1983, he elaborated on Saint Francis objectives in our modern world:
John Paul II declared Saint Francis’ love and care for creation a challenge for contemporary Catholics. A reminder “not to behave like dissident predators. But to assume responsibility for nature. Ensuring a healthy and integrated environment, for future generations. On the event of World Day of Peace, 1 January 1990 he added that the saint of Assisi “offers Christians an example of genuine and deep respect for the integrity of creation.” A friend of the poor who was loved by God’s creatures. Saint Francis invited all of creation – animals, plants, natural forces, even Brother Sun and Sister Moon – to give honor and praise to the Lord.
The poor man of Assisi gives us striking witness that when we are at peace with God we are better able to devote ourselves to building up that peace with all creation which is inseparable from peace among all peoples.
2020 A Planet In Trauma – COVID-19
Fast forward to 2020, the year of the devastating, COVID-19 Global Pandemic Outbreak, which plagued us with sudden spiking infection rates and COVID-19 symptoms related torment resulting even painful death. Scientifically backed nationwide lockdown legislations, including until further notice economic and border shutdowns. Causing government ordered, self-isolation if you have the safety measurement requirement standards in place. Expected common compliance, in meeting the criteria for secure conditions of living standards. From a steady income stream to health care access and remote working capacities. Disregarding misplaced human beings by war, torture, trafficking, victimization, and oppression of any kind within economic and safety ramifications.
The government’s lockdown rules and sudden limitations on International Trades created stagnant markets. A dramatic unemployment rise that kickstarted recessions. An estimated 1 million human beings have died, worldwide of the COVID-19 virus.
Orchestrating a major mental health crisis. A byproduct of the Nationwide enforced lockdowns. With devastating effects on the disadvantaged like the elderly, Education, the disabled, oppressed, suppressed, Possessed, tortured, invisible, refugees, war victims, and more marginalized groups. The physically, mentally ill, the financially disadvantaged, the systemic oppressed, and excluded.
Whereas the wealth divide between the elite 1%, owning almost 99% of the world’s resources, keeps increasing. Making the super-rich, richer, and whose members keep contributing to the wealth and thereof living standards inequality by keeping and sharing monetary power within their circle, antagonizing the currency of hope, with their Illusions of grandeur by holding monopolized, biased, philanthropic engagements. Whilst Pope Francis is busy throbbing behind the 1% by agreeing with the wealthiest people on Earth such as Warren Buffett. Pope Francis is actually siding with the 1% and therefore negating his own heritage of brotherhood which definitely in the 21st century should outgrow it’s historically of the wealth elite. Contrasting the hypocritical crisis of institutionalization, within power hierarchy systems. For example, religious, political, monarchic, economic, cultural, sexual, gender, wealth and class divides, systemic racism plus many more.
Pope Francis’ positioning in Socio-economic changes of dynamics during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Pope Francis condemns everything that provides us with hope, in his written encyclical letter. During those estranged, life-threatening, apocalyptic times; access to technology, kept the social fabric intact. It ensures a global community that provides integrity and solidarity in these gloomy doomsday times, of ecological collapse. Paired with an individual self-destroy function by default.
Free markets supported the privileged self isolator, by the expansion of virtual services, tailored to the home isolationists needs and as virtual comforter liberating billions of mass loneliness with virtual communication technology. In permanent government initiated threads of anti -intimidation compliance. The slogan being executed especially in public transportation, places of leisure and entertainment as well as sites of worship and reflection. With imminent threads being advertised by tools of visual propaganda in the vain of ‘Do not come near or close to another human being at all. Shield yourself appropriately for the common good or risk a monetary fine and societal prosecution. Ensuring your societal derailment. All safety precautions to shade others of your body, exemplifying a potential virus spreading killing machine.’
Pope Francis, You’ve Got Mail
Why don’t you look at your seat at the table first? Ruling Vatican State by absolute monarchism, involving a personal soldiers legion. The Vatican is shrouded in secrecy behind fortress walls. Busy in conserving and preserving a heritage that majorly established poverty as a tool of controlling the masses by the dependency of church teachings. An institution with a history of monetized belief systems that promote ignorance as a tool of oppression. Ensuring its political influence and power structure ramifications. especially by conserving monarchic systems for means of mass-oppression. Annihilating progress and accountability in its process. Where are all the outstanding reforms?
Why then is the majority of the Vatican still inhabited by male clergies? How are you supporting women? In an institution that doesn’t grant women the key to your brotherhood, clearly known by the fact of zero female popes in history, not even as finalists. You promote gender inequality by keeping female believers in submissive, consumeristic structures, ensuring the catholic archaic male power structure female Where on Earth is your crackdown on widespread and very well established paedophilic abuse within monopolized mafia-esque places of worship?!
Churches are still known to be highly unsafe, invasive places, for the once most in need of hope: our future, the children. Even the current promotional video for your encyclical letter underlines that in a rather promiscuous way.
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