Pope Francis is at it again. This time the “woke” pontiff is sounding off in a new book largely centered on conversations with his biographer about the Chinese coronavirus, “Let Us Dream: A Path to a Better Future.”
The pope’s conversation with British biographer Austen Ivereigh revealed his harsh criticism for those who believe that “being forced to wear a mask is an unwarranted imposition by the state.”
If anything is “forced” on the people by their government, wouldn’t that qualify it as an “imposition by the state?” Just saying.
The pope was so critical of those that are against state mandates, that he made some pretty big assumptions about people that he doesn’t know and will most likely never meet.
“You’ll never find such people protesting the death of George Floyd, or joining a demonstration because there are shantytowns where children lack water or education, or because there are whole families who have lost their income,” Pope Francis said. “On such matters they would never protest; they are incapable of moving outside of their own little world of interests.”
Does this pope really believe that tens of millions of Americans and other anti-authoritarian protesters in other countries don’t have the ability to sympathize or empathize with the plight of others?
Pope Francis also spoke glowingly of governments who have placed draconian measures on their people during this pandemic.
“With some exceptions, governments have made great efforts to put the wellbeing of their people first, acting decisively to protect health and to save lives,” the pope said.
In the book, according to The Guardian, the pope did warn against people who rally to pull down historical statues.
“A free people is a people that remembers, is able to own its history rather than deny it, and learns its best lessons,” he said.
Basically, those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it. On that, most would agree.