It seems as if black-on-black killings might put Planned Parenthood out of business. I don’t know the numbers, here; but, it would be interesting to compare the number of black-on-black killings versus the number of aborted black babies.
Either way, the Democrats have obtained their intended purpose.
The slogan of the Democratic National Convention, “If they be black, we’ll keep them back. If they be up, we’ll put them down.”
Abortion Rule #187-If you can’t get them to kill each other, get them to kill their own children.
“In other words, the Church has decided that its role in Cuba is not to be a change agent and it would shun any abrupt turn away from Castroism. It also means that the Church is placing its faith in the Castro regime (and its repressive apparatus) to manage a “soft landing” as Cuba supposedly transitions to wherever it is transitioning.”
If true, it is disappointing.
To be fair, the writer of the article mentions the Pope’s harsh words on the failure of Marxism but he the Pope condemned the US embargo and did not meet with Cuban dissidents (but did find time to meet with Hugo Chavez in the hospital).
Absolute disgrace…someone who calls himself the Vicar of Christ cringes before Fidel and Raul.
Kind of puts him the “politician” category: “Don’t watch what I do, watch what I say.”
to be fair to the Pope — he’s not exactly using the same calculus the FP types would use, he’s not looking for the same end game either. Fomenting political revolution is not the Church’s job — doing the work of Christ is — whatever that entails (and it runs the gamut of Bonhoeffer to Mother Theresa to people praying daily for their families, etc.)
As tempting as getting the pound of flesh might be in ripping the Castros from power — what comes after is important and a prolonged civil war and the massive bloodshed that would bring may not be the best option either. That’s not to say that either FP is right in its analysis or that if the RCC is hoping for a soft landing (not a bad thought given the Velvet Revolution) it’s correct either. But how is working over the long haul towards a peaceful transition a bad thing vs. a violent overthrow that will also result in massive death and upheaval? Even if you hope for the latter, it would still be wise to work towards the former as well.
Good points Floyd.
But I think the big concern is that he may have wound up helping the Castro regime strengthen itself (there were crackdowns on dissidents prior to the Pope’s arrival) by not meeting with dissidents and criticizing the US embargo.
So, a music video showing someone joining the Marines equals “the glorification of violence”? naomi-wolf-katy-perry-glorifying-violence-by-pretending-to-join-the-marines-in-her-latest-video-or-something
Glad the libs are showing how they really feel about our troops.
I was reading about an obesity study on Yahoo News (wasn’t important enough to link) in which they stated that Boulder, Colorado is the least obese city in America. I really find that strange since everyone there is a colossal liberal fathead! Boulder, CO, the city that started the bicycle helmet craze. The city that taught Seattle how to sip latte. Boulder, the city with ugly, over tanned leather-skinned liberal women. Boulder, with the totally inept Police Department. Boulder, the city with a per capita condom use rate ten times the national average. Shall I go on? Needless to say, Boulder comes in #2 behind Berkley as my least favorite place to be!
Did you read the comments? I was surprised that people said they liked him. I could understand (I guess) those that agree with him, but I would still be surprised that anyone liked him.
They like him because he insults conservatives. He says what they’re thinking (but don’t have the guts to say, at least not in public where they’d be held accountable). I doubt any of them like him personally.