Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Pope Francis on Auschwitz.


//It makes me think one thing: people, leaders, entrepreneurs that call themselves Christians, and produce arms! This gives some mistrust: they call themselves Christians! “No, no, Father, I don’t produce them, no, no .... I only have my savings, my investments in arms factories.” Ah! And why? “Because the interest is somewhat higher ...” And a double face is also a current coin today: to say something and do another. Hypocrisy ...l But let’s see what happened in the last century: in ’14, ’15, in ’15 in fact. There was that great tragedy in Armenia. So many died. I don’t know the figure: more than a million certainly. But where were the great powers of the time? Were they looking elsewhere? Why? Because they were interested in war: their war! And those that died were persons, second class human beings. Then, in the 30s and 40s the tragedy of the Shoah. The great powers had photographs of the railroad lines that took trains to the concentration camps, such as Auschwitz, to kill the Jews, and also Christians, also the Roma, also homosexuals, to kill them there. But tell me, why didn’t they bomb that? Interest! And shortly after, almost contemporaneously, were the lager in Russia: Stalin ... How many Christians suffered, were killed! The great powers divided Europe among themselves as a cake. So many years had to pass before arriving at “certain” freedom. It’s that hypocrisy of speaking of peace and producing arms, and even selling arms to this one who is at war with that one, and to that one who is at war with this one!//

I don't understand the part about not bombing the railway lines to Auschwitz because of "interest".  Is he saying that the Allies were making a profit on Auschwitz??? That there was no profit to be made in bombing Auschwitz???

Benedict was told to stay away from certain issues, although he was absolutely right about them, because of "messaging."  One would think that this Pope should get the same advice; apart from the fact that I don't think the media is about to attack him the way it would have attacked Benedict or John Paul, but this is an obvious set up for another round of the "Silence of Pius" game.

1 comment:

Lauran said...

How, again, is Auschwitz an appropriate topic for World Youth Day? I don't believe Popes Benedict or John Paul II would've considered them to be.

Who links to me?