Friday, March 15, 2013

The Pope Versus the Anti-Clerical Left-Wing Elements of Doom

The Vatican says that the stories linking Pope Francis (or, when he’s just hanging around the house, Frances) with the Dirty War in Argentina in the ‘70s are part of a campaign by “anti-clerical left-wing elements”.

You know, it’s precisely the tendency of the church to use phrases like “anti-clerical left-wing elements” that make stories of collaboration between the Church and right-wing dictatorships so very, very plausible.

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  1. Well, remember the biblical injunction (slightly modified): "Let not your left wing know what your right wing is doing".

  2. Until your right wing drops your left wing into the ocean from a helicopter.