Pope Francis speaks without knowledge and discernment, The Saint Peter principle, Pope rises to his own level of incompetence, Coming from South America where failed socialism and raping of environment is rampant he lectures us on capitalism and global warming
“The American people will never knowingly adopt socialism.
But, under the name of “liberalism”,
they will adopt every fragment of the socialist program,
until one day America will be a socialist nation,
without knowing how it happened.”
“I no longer need to run as a Presidential Candidate for the Socialist Party.
The Democratic Party has adopted our platform.”…1944 Norman Thomas speech
“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.”…George Orwell, “Animal Farm”
“We are being lied to on a scale unimaginable by George Orwell.”…Citizen Wells
Pope Francis is a very likeable person and appears to be genuinely concerned about humanity.
“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”…Karl Marx
However, like the rest of humanity, he has risen to his own level of incompetence.
I call this the “Saint Peter Principle.”
Not only has he risen to his own level of incompetence, I question that what he is speaking of is the message of Jesus.
To put this in more simple terms, as my mother would say, “he has gotten too big for his britches.”
Pope Francis hails from South America, the home of failed socialist policies, vast raping of the environment and widespread poverty.
He appears to be clueless about the core nature of capitalism such as my ancestors experienced when they left Europe in the 1700’s.
He also appears to be oblivious to the fact that capitalism has brought much of humanity out of historical poverty.
Rush Limbaugh quoting Thomas Sowell addresses this September 22, 2015.
“In this instance, Obama and Moochelle are gonna be out there to greet the pope when he lands. It’s not a long flight up here from Cuba. He’s on an Alitalia jet, which is a capitalist airline. Well, parts of it are. I think it’s an Airbus. It would matter because one’s a capitalist manufacturer and one’s a socialist manufacturer.
Thomas Sowell has a column today about the pope and his arrival, but primary it’s about the pope’s message. I have highlighted three things that Sowell has written here because they’re brilliant. They take issue with the pope and his belief that the objective for all of humanity is to end poverty. And of course the pope believes that we’ve all done a rotten, horrible job of it, and that governments need to get bigger and they need to become populated with more and more compassionate people to find ways to get rid of poverty.
And of course Thomas Sowell points out that there’s one way to get rid of poverty. But let me read to you what he wrote ’cause it’s really, really good, folks.
“Any serious look at the history of human beings over the millennia,” let’s say from the beginning of time “– Any serious look at the history of human beings over the millennia shows that the species began in poverty. It is not poverty, but prosperity, that needs explaining. Poverty is automatic.” Poverty is the natural state. I’ll tell you the reason I like this is because it goes right at my definition of American exceptionalism, which is that since the beginning of time the existence for most of the world’s human beings has been bondage, tyranny, poverty, dictatorship. It certainly has not been liberty. It has not been freedom. Not until the United States came along. And that’s not an exaggeration. ”
“Another stat. Infant mortality rates in 1900 were 165 per thousand. You know what that means? For those of you in Rio Linda, what that means is for every thousand people born, 165 died. Infant mortality rates. In 1997, 97 years later, the infant mortality rate was seven per thousand. It’s quite a reduction, from 165 per thousand in 1900 to 7% by 1997. By 2001 most Americans living below the official poverty line had central air-conditioning, had a car, had cable TV, with multiple TV sets, and other amenities. Poverty in the United States isn’t even close to what real poverty is around the world, and remember poverty is how the species began. ”
“I just wanted to share that with you because for the next five days you are going to hear nothing anywhere remotely like that. You’re going to be hearing, you’re gonna be deluged with how unfair your country is, how unfeeling. You’re going to be told how your country isn’t doing enough, hasn’t done enough, you aren’t doing enough. You might hear how your country and you are selfish. You might even hear how your country has taken things that it does not deserve and are not its own from other parts around the world. You’re gonna hear all kinds of things the next four or five days to try to convince you how unjust, socially unjust your country is. ”
From Forbes on the original Peter Principle.
“You may think you’ve heard the Peter Principle before—something to the effect that, “In a hierarchy, every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence.”
But the Peter Principle was more than an alarmingly nasty motto. It was an alarmingly nasty book—and a funny one at that, illustrating the efforts of many managers to seem productive when in fact they’re in over their heads.”
“Here are the core principles of Peter’s bungling world of management:
1. When you’re great at something, you might get rewarded with a promotion … into something you’re terrible at. A typical example, Peter said, is if you’re a great rule-follower who suddenly is placed in charge of making rules and decisions. You may well freeze up in your new role or gum up the productivity of everyone else.
2. Once you’re promoted to your level of incompetence, you probably won’t get fired and replaced with someone more competent. Instead, others will work around you. Whyaren’t you fired? Perhaps because you probably know too much about your boss’ business to be booted out too casually. Or because people have sympathy for you because you’re working so many hours. Or because the people who are supposed to judge you have reached their own level of incompetence, and damned if they’re able to realize how unproductive you are. So you now have reached the ominously termed station called “Final Placement.””