We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
...if you don’t support race-based preferences and assorted left-leaning social programs, you’re a racist. But if you make bizarre ”light-skinned” and “Negro dialect” remarks and support the above, you’re not only not a racist, but deserve a vigorous defense.
I left the Church many years ago because of just this sort of economic, political and social lunacy and illiteracy. How can anyone take seriously any organization whose leadership is continually babbling nonsense. Why doesn't the Pope just join the Episcopalians and Runcy?
The Pope's basic concept of good stewardship is valid in almost any religion. The Pope's specific concept is foolish. The Pope's knowledge of theology and philosphy may be vast but his knowledge of economics and science is clearly faulty.
Every program to decrease CO2 emissions will harm the world's destitute far more than it will inconvenience me (and it sure will inconvenience me). Every program to transfer wealth from the (basically) North to the (basically) South will put loot in the hands of oppressive thieves and deny opportunity to the very same poor about whom all kindly people are concerned.
I did mean globally. There are exceptions, but most Southern Hemisphere nations are oppressive and poor. Most wealthy and free nations are in the North. Australia and New Zealand are the most important exceptions. There is hope for Chile and Brazil; South Africa dodged some of the horrors that have hit Zimbabwe and neighbors.
The wealth will transfer from the North to the dictators, though. Darn little will reach the poor.