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This episode is decent, not a bad place to start for new listeners. It’s stream of consciousness political philosophy.
“In his full message for the peace day, the pope called for a new economic model and ethical regulations for markets, saying the global financial crisis was proof that capitalism does not protect society’s weakest members.”
I had bookmarked this in my browser, but Yahoo!.com took it down. It was reassuring to me to see a story like this in the context of an U.S.American news provider. Quoted from Reuters, but I added the bold:
“VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Benedict said in his New Year’s message on Tuesday he hoped 2013 would be a year of peace and that the world was under threat from unbridled capitalism, terrorism and criminality.
The 85-year-old pope rang in the new year with a mass for about 10,000 people in St Peter’s Basilica on the day the Roman Catholic Church marks its World Day of Peace with initiatives around the world.
He also spoke of peace after the mass, addressing tens of thousands of people who had followed the service from outside in St Peter’s Square.
“A new year is like a trip. With the light and the grace of God, may it be the start of a path to peace for every person, every family, every country and for the entire world,” he said from his window overlooking the square.
He thanked the world’s peacemakers, saying they deserve praise for working, often behind the scenes, tirelessly, thanklessly and armed only “with the weapons of prayer and forgiveness”.
Peace marchers carrying rainbow banners released blue balloons in a sunny but cold St Peter’s Square as the pope spoke.
Earlier in his homily, the leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics decried “hotbeds of tension and conflict caused by growing instances of inequality between rich and poor“.
He also denounced “the prevalence of a selfish and individualistic mindset which also finds expression in an unregulated capitalism, various forms of terrorism and criminality”.
Benedict said he was convinced of “humanity’s innate vocation to peace” despite many problems and setbacks. A personal relationship with God can help all believers deal with what he called the “darkness and anguish” that sometimes defines human existence.
“This is the inner peace that we want in the midst of events in history that are sometimes tumultuous and confused, events that sometimes leave us shaken,” he said.
In his full message for the peace day, the pope called for a new economic model and ethical regulations for markets, saying the global financial crisis was proof that capitalism does not protect society’s weakest members.
He also warned that food insecurity was a threat to peace in some parts of the world and strongly reaffirmed the Church’s opposition to gay marriage. Heterosexual marriage had an indispensable role in society, he said.
Thousands of people took part in a peace march to the Vatican led by the Catholic peace and charity group, the Sant’ Egidio Community, which negotiated the end of the civil war in Mozambique in 1992.
Other peace marches took place in Italian cities, and Catholic dioceses around the world held their own events.
(Editing by Angus MacSwan)”
Sooooooo… when someone brings up conservative Catholic values, you can tell them that Catholics believe in “the redistribution of wealth.” We have a term; it’s called a cafeteria Catholic. Pick some of what they want, leave what they don’t want. If you believe it all, that includes calling out capitalism by name.
This is weird. Please see links below.
I think there should be a rapper named Pierre, since he or she could be a big rifle and marijuana advocate.
Why has no one else made the connection with these names? Am I a conspiracy theorist? Are you imagining this whole blog post? Just Say No to Guns! Legalize Guns! Vive Pierre!
Early Morning 4-5, 5-6, 6-7
Morning Time 7-8, 8-9, 9-10
Early Day 10-11, 11-12, 12-1
Mid Day 1-2, 2-3, 3-4
Evening 4-5, 5-6, 6-7
Night 7-8, 8-9, 9-10
Late Night 10-11, 11-12, 12-1
After Hours 1-2, 2-3, 3-4
What do you think?
I had this co-worker who used to say, “2:00 in the evening.”
And she went to bed at like 7:30.
Business hours: 9-5. EARLY business hours: 8-4. Seriously.
Have you followed any of the “gun control” “debate?” The politicians and pundits are falling over each other in order to score political points without doing anything to help fix the crisis of violence we face in America today. As long as we foster a value system of, “do whatever it takes to get yours,” and “guns are a right like water and the pursuit of happiness,” then we will have people using the easily available guns to commit economically motivated crimes. As gun crimes become more normal, unbalanced folks with paltry access to mental health care will be desensitized to the horror of gun violence, and will also have easy access to guns. The U.S.A. has the least economically efficient health care system in the world. Problems: spiraling inequality, politicians in the pocket of health insurance executives, politicians in the pocket of gun industry executives, pop culture & news that glorifies greed and violence, the good ‘ol, “do whatever it takes for money no matter what,” ethic, ignorant redneck hunters, the military industrial complex, and on, and on…
My solution: Same as usual; decentralize, and let neighborhoods decide their own gun laws. Let neighborhoods form gun law zone coalitions if they want. If the people decide to on a face to face level, form a non-state, non-capitalist, gun standards bureau to help advocate for global peace. Yes, by the way, this does not jibe with the U.S. Constitution.
This is a dead zone right now regarding domestic politics. When is the last time you heard a pol or pundit mention housing costs being too high? “Gun control?” Take heed- Guns don’t kill people, gun culture kills people. Poverty breeds crime. Wages for computer programmers haven’t gone up since the 1990s, even adjusting for inflation. But housing prices are back on track, up, up, up! Do we have to wait for an election in order to talk about real issues?