Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Pope Disses Marxism

During a trip to Mexico, Pope Benedict XVI said:

Today it is evident that Marxist ideology in the way it was conceived no longer corresponds to reality. In this way we can no longer respond and build a society. New models must be found with patience and in a constructive way.
Actually, Marxism never corresponded to reality and there is a problem not only with Marxism but all forms of central planning. However, it is good that the Pope is rejecting Marxism, it's a start.

The next stop for the Pope is Cuba.


  1. Benedict XVI appears absurdly naive and foolish to make a statement like this:

    "...Marxist ideology in the way it was conceived no longer corresponds to reality."

    Uh, you not realize that Marxism has NEVER corresponded with reality? I do wish the Catholic priesthood would replace their hard science backgrounds with an economic one. Their religious beliefs have been destructive in many ways because of their complete economic illiteracy.

  2. The Pope is correct about Marxism.

    However, I'm a bit weary about his call for new "models". That can be taken as an invitation for meddlers to get to work and propose new 'plans.'

    What I believe the Pope should say is "Throw away your models and let the people be."

    The Pope should echo Thomas Nixon Carver, who said:

    "In the absence of force, peace and liberty simply exist; they do not have to be created or supported…In the absence of force, capitalism automatically exists in the same sense that peace and liberty automatically exist.”

  3. In other news - is the Pope Catholic and is he the head of a dogma driven organisation that has systematically tried to hied institutionalised child rape.

  4. "'s a start."
    What do you mean? Popes always rejected marxism.

  5. I like this Pope but I'm cautious due to his participation in the Second Vatican Council and the subsequent "liberalizing" of the church. He seems also to be the first pope to endorse environmentalism; while we can all agree that pollution is harmful, it should be handled through private property rights and not large federal or international bureaucracies. We need to listen to Rothbard and Ron Paul on economics, and (for those who are Catholic) to the Pope on matters of faith and morals. Tom Woods is much better on these matters than I.

  6. Hmmmmm. Remember Poland??