Pope slams capitalism as 'new tyranny'

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by rickyb, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    the pope gets it:


    whats democratic about taking orders from a boss? i see guys on the forum all the time defending capitalism and at the same time bashing the ridiculous orders from above from the executives in ATL.

    if we lived under a truly democratic economy, workers would vote on running their jobs.

    A new tyranny is thus born, invisible and often virtual, which unilaterally and relentlessly imposes its own laws and rules,”

    The thirst for power and possessions knows no limits", the pope’s document says.

    He goes on to explain that in this system, which tends to devour everything which stands in the way of increased profits, whatever is fragile, like the environment, is defenseless before the interests of a deified market, which has become the only rule we live by.

    too bad he makes no mention of worker controlled jobs.
  2. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

  3. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    55,000 #ResistCapitalism tweets. alot of anti caps out there.

    heres to freedom
  4. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    capitalism kills
  5. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    The irony of the Pope offering lip service as head of an institution who has been both benefactor and beneficiary of capitalism.
    And still is!

    The other irony are those who actually buy into it without giving it the first matter of critical thought.
  6. MassWineGuy

    MassWineGuy Well-Known Member

    We need one, single big union so the sweat and profits of our labors can be shared. "But hey! My money belongs to me." True to an extent. But what if you never had to pay for any medical services?
  7. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The Pope should know all there is to know about capitalism---after all he is the CEO of one of the biggest businesses going
  8. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    well im referred to him quite often, but i am aware of the problems in the vatican.

    doesnt mean what he said above isnt true.
  9. wkmac

    wkmac Well-Known Member

    With the recent visit by the Pope, America heard a name not heard for several decades and that name was Dorothy Day. With that name also came criticism, much from the so-called political right with the intent of associating Day in a negative framework, in some case of being a so-called socialist or even communist. Are those claims justified? Where might Day be pigeonholed should someone need to take such a small minded approach?

    I consider Day and the Catholic Worker movement as both philosophically libertarian and an action of a free market but I'd never assigned them to such a narrow framework of terms. Doing so would be a disservice IMO. Their ideas of decentralization along with voluntary and non coercion/non aggression compare to certain aspects of libertarian and free market concepts yet they don't make Day et al exclusive to either form. For this I also consider Day and the Catholic Worker movement a hero even though I'd not share other doctrine and dogma POV with them.

    The Way of Love: Dorothy Day and the American Right
  10. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Bingo. The Catholic church is extremely wealthy and exploitative. I agree with the Pope's take that capitalism is tyrannical because it requires a large underclass.
  11. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    nothing stopping you. Mortgage the house and start your own business.
  12. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    then you would be the healthiest person known to mankind
  13. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    that would be straddling the fence.
  14. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    Just curious , have you ever researched the good the catholic church does?
  15. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    worst congress in 100 years in terms of being beholden to corporate power...

  16. newfie

    newfie Well-Known Member

    you do realize Nader is an idiot?
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  17. rickyb

    rickyb Well-Known Member

    he should have been president.