Rush Limbaugh, Pure Ignoramus

Limbaugh's whole commentary on Pope Francis's Evangelii is pathetic. For instance, given that not once in the document does the Pope mention socialism, how does Limbaugh divine that he doesn't know what he is talking about when it comes to socialism?

"It's sad because this pope makes it very clear he doesn't know what he's talking about when it comes to capitalism and socialism and so forth."

And, of course, his claim that the Pope's views are "pure Marxism" just shows he doesn't know what Marxism is: Did the Pope call for the abolition of private property? No. Espouse a dialectical materialist view of history? No. Promise that all class conflict would cease in the coming utopia? No. Argue that religion is the opiate of the masses? No. Argue for a proletarian revolution in which the workers would seize the means of production? No.

What Limbaugh means by "pure Marxism" is "some concern over economic justice."

But the topper is that when Francis delivers what has been standard Catholic social teaching for centuries, Limbaugh's reaction is:

'"I'm not Catholic, but I know enough to know that this would have been unthinkable for a pope to believe or say just a few years ago," Limbaugh continued.'

1 comment:

  1. Tom Woods wrote a whole book essentially claiming the same thing (i.e. the Popes are socialist dummies).