by Jeff Berwick
In this Jubilee Year 2016, Pope Francis affirmed communism as the best structure for humankind and the European Union.
He did so upon receiving the Charlemagne Prize last week and made a speech that included the following comment: “We need to move from a liquid economy prepared to use corruption as a means of obtaining profits, to a social economy that guarantees access to land and lodging through labor.”
Read that quote carefully. What is he proposing here?
He wants to move from a “liquid economy”… what does that mean? My only guess is that he wants the economy to be less fluid… more controlled. He then seems to imply that making profits (creating wealth, you know, the stuff that enables him to sit on his golden thrones in his massive militarized compound) is in some way corrupt. He then wants to move to a “social economy”, which I presume means socialism/communism. And through that he wants to “guarantee” access to land and lodging through labor.