A bunch of Bostonians just got blown up by these same “poor” welfare bums.
Yes, the “rich” have all kinds of money.
Many times — although not always — that is because they invested energy, time and money into creating a good or service that many people (including all those “poor” people with their cell phones and big cars and giant TV sets) want to consume.
The “poor” in America are the rich Jesus warned us about: greedy, shallow, unmindful of the future, indifferent to others, materialistic, selfish.
Jesus had a lot to say about people who don’t look after their money and other goods, don’t build sound “foundations,” who cheat and connive their fellow men, who are too lazy to work.
None of it was flattering.
Yes, our society is overregulated on one hand and lets the rich get away with murder on the other.
The latter has always happened, however. We used to call it “the human condition.”
The idiotic regulation of the quotidian details of ordinary people’s daily lives, however, is a very recent development.
I’ve heard few Professional Catholics complain about the growing regulatory nanny State while it has been growing these last few decades, however.
Perhaps they could’ve spent less attention on their collection of gold-plated “fetus footprint” lapel pins and instead pushed back against people being arrested “for sitting on milk cartons” etc when these laws started creeping in during the 1970s.
The Professional Catholic being quoted in this particular instance seems to be confusing “capitalism” with “corporatism.”
Regardless, the Catholic Church is wrong about capitalism, just like it is wrong about the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. And, yeah, birth control.
It’s not my problem anymore and as I’m the millionth person to observe, the Church has zero moral authority on any issue right now and may never regain it.