Cardinal Peter Turkson
Let us pray that the next pope is a black man. Better still, let it be a black African born and bred in the heart of the Dark Continent near the source of one of those massive snake-like rivers. The less contaminated the new pope is by the dominant Euro-USA secular liberal-left mindset, the better it will be for normal people everywhere, Catholic or not. So the blacker the pope, the better the chances not just of driving the liberal left bananas, but driving it out of the citadels of culture which it captured back about 1962.
Normally, popes are Italian. But they don’t have to be, thank God. The last two popes have been non-Italian Europeans: a Pole and a German.
John Paul II, with his immense charisma and personal knowledge of what it means to live in Soviet Bloc Poland, saw off communism.
Benedict XVI, with his immense intellect and his emphasis on the power of reason and the purity of tradition, has attempted to see off communism’s equally toxic derivative: moral relativism. But now he has announced he is to resign, aged 85, old and exhausted, after not quite eight years, with the battle barely commenced.
“B-16,” as he is nicknamed, made the extraordinary announcement on Monday morning at a routine meeting in the Vatican to a group of Cardinals in Latin, a language many of them did not understand. He said that during the past few months he has lost the spiritual and physical vigor necessary to govern the boat of St. Peter. That same afternoon, lightning struck the cupola of St. Peter’s Basilica. For his was a momentous decision.
A pope, who is not only the spiritual leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics but an absolute monarch, albeit these days only as head of the tiny Vatican state, can voluntarily abdicate under canon law but it has not happened in more than 700 years: The last pope to resign voluntarily was Celestine V in 1296. There then followed the most divided and difficult century ever in Catholic history. Today there are many signs that the 21st century is likely to be as traumatic as the 14th century, and not just for the Catholic Church.
There has never been a black pope, but such a pope might do what no white pope can do anymore: embolden and empower the West’s terrified silent majority, regardless of its take on God. He could enable real public opinion to make its voice heard once again and thus turn back the relentless tide that in the name of that iniquitous modern mantra “the right to equality” is eroding each foundation stone of Western Civilization.
Think about it: Who better to tell white liberal lefties to fuck off than a black pope?
A white pope has huge problems defending what the Catholic Church defines as the “non-negotiable” values, i.e., those core values that normal people, even if not Catholics and even if agnostics or atheists, recognize as the reason why the West was for so long the most civilized place ever to exist.
Catholics, meanwhile, are howled down, censored and criminalized as “bigots,” “sad,” “killjoys,” “homophobes,” “misogynists,” and “fascists.”
So bad have things become that we now even have same-sex marriage being about to be made legal in France by a socialist president and in Britain by a conservative prime minister.
But the moral relativists would find it much more difficult to use such hysterical abuse against a black pope, and the trickle-down effect as far as the rest of us were concerned would be torrential. Look at the way such people avoid such abuse at all costs in the case of Muslims however bigoted, homophobic, misogynistic, and fascist their words and deeds.
I know America has a black president who is a raving liberal. But Barack Obama is the epitome of a brainwashed black man—brainwashed by the white liberal left.
Blacks may vote for Obama but they do so because he is black; that, and the money side. He is not representative of the black people I know, who on social issues revolving around sex and the family are far more conservative than white people. They believe—oh, how ignorant!—that right and wrong exist, as do good and evil. They believe—oh, what terrible homophobes and misogynists!—that men are born men and women are born women, and that men and women do not magically become men or women. They even believe that the family (defined as mother, father, and children) is sacred—oh, the fascist bigots!—and that same-sex marriage is wrong. Yes, South Africa is one of the fifteen or so countries in the world that have legalized same-sex marriage, but only because its black political caste is drunk on white liberal firewater.
Black people, in my experience, are also far more outspoken and up-front, far less careful about hiding their true feelings and thoughts, than white people. They call a spade a spade. They are less two-faced than white men, less prone to speak with a forked tongue.
A black pope, therefore, is just what the world, not just the Catholic world, really needs. It’s time to take off the velvet gloves. It’s time to get down and dirty.
The two men talked of as most likely to become the first black pope are Cardinal Peter Turkson of Ghana who is only 64 and Cardinal Francis Arinze of Nigeria who at 80 is probably too old. True, Cardinal Turkson wants to regulate the excesses of capitalism, but I’m pretty cool about that. Who isn’t? Bankers? Line them up! The real crisis in the West is not economic but social. At least Turkson is brave enough to warn that Europe is becoming Eurabia. Sort society out and the economy will follow. And right now, society is in a very bad place.