Civilization, in every generation, must be defended from barbarians.
The barbarians outside the gate, the barbarians inside the gate, and the barbarian in the mirror...
As I say, from time to time -- and, generally, my on-line friends who are Catholic disagree and decline to understand my point -- the bureaucrats of the Catholic hierarchy are just fine with socialism, at least until it directly hits the flow of money into the bureaucracy.Socialism originates as a Christian (and specifically, a Catholic) heresy; it's pretty much just Catholic "social teaching" without "all that bothersome God-talk". There is something in Catholicism which fosters socialism and gives it theological respectability; I think it’s grounded in that worship of “holy poverty”, which generally leads Catholic intellectuals to hate private wealth.
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