Shorter Erickson: fascist death squads are awesome! Erickson later played the "I was KIDDING!" card, but if you know you're Freud...
March 14, 2013


Shorter Erickson: fascist death squads are awesome! Erickson later played the "I was KIDDING!" card, but you know what Freud said about jokes.

Anyway, I find it amusing that so many wingers are celebrating the election of a Pope who is known "for questioning free-market policies, which he blames for leaving millions of Argentines impoverished," and once said,

The unjust distribution of goods persists, creating a situation of social sin that cries out to Heaven and limits the possibilities of a fuller life for so many of our brothers.”

That's right, he thinks wealth inequality is a "sin."

Oh, and he hates austerity, too.

But Francis also seems to be an opponent of austerity, most notably during his time as spiritual leader of Argentina when the country defaulted on its debt in 2002.

A paper by Thomas Trebat, “Argentina, the Church, and Debt,” details the church’s role in the crisis’s resolution. Argentine bishops, including Francis, had long criticized the laissez-faire policies of Carlos Menem, who was president from 1989 to 1999. “The bishops were critical of the economic model as a generator of poverty and unemployment, notwithstanding the stability it had brought to the country,” Trebat wrote.

Looking forward to John Boehner, Paul Ryan and all the other Republican Catholics in this country to abandon their tax cuts for the rich/screw the poor economics, and embrace Pope Francis' teachings.

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