Thursday, 7 December 2017

Truly Soviet

I don't know who runs the Twitter account, @Pope_news, but clearly the account holder was a little upset that the Catholic Herald ran a story on the book, The Dictator Pope. @Pope_news, a character just as anonymous as the author of the stunning new release, claimed that the revelations within the book and news of the books arrival itself have caused no stir in Rome at all and included within the tweet the image above of the adorable Pope cuddling a young couple in an adorable manner in what can only be described as a frantic attempt to portray the 'dear leader' as both invincible and inviolate. 'How could any of these accounts of the Franciscan pontificate be true!? Look! He's so cuddly and fluffy!'

Quite honestly, I don't know what I find more distressing - the picture of the character of Jorge Mario Bergoglio that emerges from within the pages that I have read of 'The Dictator Pope', or the race by the Vatican's PR men to close ranks and protect the image of "Juan Perón in ecclesiastical translation”.

What is more distressing and destructive? A Pope who runs the Vatican like a mafia boss or a Vatican inner court that has no interest in allegations of corruption and manipulation and that continues saying that everything in the garden is rosy when it knows that everything in the garden has been ravaged by beasts?

The above picture shows that the communication organs of the Vatican are now behaving like Soviet propaganda arms and little more, but then we have been used to this for five years. The only thing that matters is the image of the Pope - nothing else!

Truth, lies, heresy, corruption, fabrication, brutality, isolation and discrediting of 'enemies', manipulation, deceit on a hitherto unprecedented scale? None of that matters! Folks, all that matters is that the leader is wonderful and to prove it, 'Look, here he being wonderful! How could anyone think otherwise!'

However, it looks rather like The Dictator Pope is causing enough of a stir to prompt such preposterous defensive tactics by @Pope_news. A clear sign that he who must be pleased is more than a little displeased!


gemoftheocean said...

Right on Laurence. Hitler did it too.

Liam Ronan said...

Perhaps this might create more of a stir, Bones.

'The Dictator Pope' reveals:

Gloria TV - 07 December 2017) "Vatican Funded Clinton’s Presidential Campaign"

Anonymous said...

Probably it's prohibited to mention the book in the vatican -- that's why no-ones heard of it. If you mention it, you will be axed like Herodias axed St. John the Baptist.

John Haggerty said...

Pope Francis has made short work of the vision of the last two popes.
At the same time he praises John Paul as a saint and prays with Benedict before the Blessed Sacrament.
Meanwhile, Benedict's thoughts about Francis will never be made public, not even one hundred years from now.
Benedict will take his reservations about Francis to the grave.
The Church, which appears so open in its relations with the world, is very secretive in its internal workings.
The divisions in the papacy of Francis remind me of the schism in the order of the Golden Dawn.
Aleister Crowley claimed to have 'slain' W.B. Yeats.
Francis has come to bury John Paul and Benedict.
He is indeed the smiling assassin.
My thoughts are with the laity who are confused and hurting.
Dr. Martyn Lloyd-Jones used to say that the Catholic Church wears a thousand different faces for the world.
No wonder the world is confused.
Jesus must be confused.

susan said...

Any idea of when this is coming out in print (in English)?

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