pope francis communist

Pope Francis Releases Super Rad Commie Manifesto


pope francis communist

I have mainly ignored the goings-on of the Catholic Church, as I felt it safe to assume those goings-on were pederasty, homophobia and misogyny. And when this Pope Francis fellow, of which I knew nothing about, decided that the gays weren’t agents of Satan, I wasn’t any more excited than I normally am when a shit-tastic organization decides to be slightly less shitty.

But, does Pope Francis’ strong anti-capitalist message mean I should get on board the pope train mobile?

Francis recently released a “Apostolic exhortation,” which I will assume for all intents and purposes means “pope manifesto.”

In chapter 2 of the nearly 300 page document, Francis deems it necessary to investigate the world we live in. The sub-sections are named thus:

No to an economy of exclusion [53-54]
No to the new idolatry of money
No to a financial system which rules rather than serves
No to the inequality which spawns violence
Some cultural challenges
Challenges to inculturating the faith
Challenges from urban cultures

Gawker even published their 11 favorite anti-capitalist lines, such as

Human beings are themselves considered consumer goods to be used and then discarded. We have created a ‘disposable’ culture which is now spreading. It is no longer simply about exploitation and oppression, but something new.


In this system, which tends to devour everything which stands in the way of increased profits, whatever is fragile, like the environment, is defenseless before the interests of a deified market, which become the only rule.

See the full list at Gawker, or the full manifesto here.

So should we stop hating the Papacy? You decide internet!

  • Raymond

    This guy just keeps getting more and more awesome every time I read about him.

    • bobthechef

      Actually, it’s just you getting dumber.

      • Raymond

        You sound like a very pleasant man.

  • bobthechef

    Except that you’re a complete fracking idiot. Why don’t you actually read what he’s said and written? He called female clergy “a joke”. He reaffirms the disordered nature of gayness. He flatly class Marxism a morally and intellectual error. And yet you wankers on the Left keep turning him into something he’s not. Why do you even care what he thinks? If you really thought the Church was a bunch of garbage, you should be taking it out or ignoring it completely. Instead, you wait for Papa Francis to legitimize your vapid, white, upper middle class stupidity.

    What you describe isn’t capitalism. Capitalism implies nothing about the way human beings treat each other which is a matter of culture not economics. Note that consumer capitalism is a recent phenomenon from the the beginning of the 20th century (Bernays was a major player in facilitating its coming into being and general acceptance). Prior to that, capitalism was not the funny ideologized nonsense you see today. It merely meant that people were free to conduct business as they saw fit, freely and without some paternalistic, nosy state hovering over them. Obviously, the quality of a capitalistic economy depends on the morality of its participants. Some constraints are indeed necessary which criminalize certain kinds of activity. However, by an large, socialism and Marxism are indeed the height of arrogance, a mental disorder, puerile in its content and worthy of eradication. Blaming capitalism is like blaming anarchy; stupid. Capitalism is the lack of state control which cannot be blamed because it’s not a cause. People are. You’re objectifying nothing which is so absurd it doesn’t deserve attention.


    • Raymond

      Also all of that is bullshit., You’re version of capitalism is ahistorical and mythological. I suggest you read volume 1 of Broadel’s Civilization and Capitalism for a more historically accurate overview of capitalism. Actually, if you are up for it, read all three volumes, and when you get to the very last sentence, the one where he ends on the distinction between the free market and capitalism, I challenge you to reflect on this comment.