So is Pope Francis a Marxist? (Untimely Meditations or Unfashionable Observations)

By Lee Karl Palo

© 2014 Lee Karl Palo

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Again Pope Francis is likened to Marxists, and some of the more infamous followers of Marx, like Lenin. Apparently there is some difficulty in understanding Pope Francis’ relationship to Marxism, so I thought I would diagram it…

Pope Francis and Marxism 2

Given the pejorative connotations Marx has to many Western Capitalist Societies, it seems more likely that being labeled a Marxist is a convenient way for some people to avoid taking Pope Francis’ critique seriously.

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Untimely Meditations or Unfashionable Observations are meant to provoke thought. They are not necessarily meant to convey the author’s actual opinion, and may be hypothetical in nature. The style is inspired by a certain oft-misunderstood European philosopher of the late 19th Century (he would have preferred to be called a European philosopher rather than a German philosopher) – “Dionysus.”

Nietzsche (by Lee Karl Palo) 001 (small)

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© 2014 Lee Karl Palo

leekarlpalo@gmail.com

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2 Responses to So is Pope Francis a Marxist? (Untimely Meditations or Unfashionable Observations)

  1. cloakedmonk says:

    Might I repost this on my blog on Thursday?

  2. Pingback: Is Pope Francis a Marxist? (Untimely Meditations or Unfashionable Observations) | Begin Again

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