Monday, October 24, 2011

Rome Wants a World Government, Surprise, Surprise

And people wonder why I don't trust the "Catholic" church very much -
The Vatican called on Monday for the establishment of a “global public authority” and a “central world bank” to rule over financial institutions that have become outdated and often ineffective in dealing fairly with crises. The document from the Vatican’s Justice and Peace department should please the “Occupy Wall Street” demonstrators and similar movements around the world who have protested against the economic downturn.

“Towards Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of a Global Public Authority,” was at times very specific, calling, for example, for taxation measures on financial transactions. “The economic and financial crisis which the world is going through calls everyone, individuals and peoples, to examine in depth the principles and the cultural and moral values at the basis of social coexistence,” it said.

It condemned what it called “the idolatry of the market” as well as a “neo-liberal thinking” that it said looked exclusively at technical solutions to economic problems. “In fact, the crisis has revealed behaviours like selfishness, collective greed and hoarding of goods on a great scale,” it said, adding that world economics needed an “ethic of solidarity” among rich and poor nations.
The Real Effect
Perhaps the Vatican should pick up a few history books and see how well "Global Public Authorities" have worked over the last thousands of years. Recall my prediction from June of 2010 on the Religious Wars that I predicted which states (In part) -
For years, there has been clarion calls to "unify" under religion and while the somewhat vague calls of ending violence, war, and persecution are in themselves noble goals, mankind has demonstrated a penchant for doing the exact opposite of what he intends to do. History is replete with well meaning dictators that despite their best efforts, end up causing the very thing that were attempting to avoid in the first place through actions designed to prevent that very thing from happening.

"If only I could fix the world" is the rallying cry for many collegiate bound students and beauty pageant contestants. However, this assumes many erroneous things:

  1. That the "world" is "broken"
  2. That you possess sufficient knowledge to "fix" it
  3. That others will be willing participants in said "fix"
Of particular importance is also the move away from the one solution that has truly worked, free market capitalism, and closer to the insanity that brought us tens of millions of deaths in the last century. The problem is not that there is not enough "authority" to deal with these things, rather the problem is that the duly elected "authority", and I use that term with as much sarcasm as I can potentially muster, isn't doing a damn thing about the abuse. Creating yet another layer of "authority" (I would assume appointed, not elected) would only suck more life out of an already dying system.

Crises should be an opportunity to address the effectiveness of an already existing system and make subtle and accountable changes, NOT an excuse to whip up support for your pet projects and dreams of world domination. Further, given the less then friendly words spoken of the majority of believers and the church in the book of Revelation, I'd like to see the justification for any support moving closer to fulfillment of passages which include a church drunk on the blood of the martyrs whoring around with Satan!!!

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