Friday, December 19, 2014

Judging the "Francis Play" on Cuba

After all is said and done, there is only one criterion on which to judge the "Francis play" vis-a-vis Cuba.

Will Cubans have freedom of religion?

As we know from history, freedom of religion (not "worship" as the Left calls it for their own malevolent purposes) leads to good government. 

Do not misunderstand:  "good government" is not synonymous with "democracy", nor a "constitutional republic."  Those forms are fine, although in the US since Wilson the cracks in those forms have begun to show--and widen.

Anyhow, it remains to be seen if Pope Francis has a grasp of realpolitik or is just another gadfly in the game.


steveegg said...

You assume that Pope Francis isn't an agent provacateur who wants to get free energy from the spinning casket of John Paul II. That is a dangerous assumption.

Dad29 said...

You're right. Never thought of that.

Anonymous said...

It is a safe bet to presume that PF's papal geopolitics will not match those of Bill O'Reilly. He's Catholic.

Dad29 said...

Mnnnnhhh....I watched BOR several years ago. Not worth the time, frankly.

And his claim to be Catholic? Full-on Barbara Streisand. He may have been splashed in a Catholic church, but he certainly didn't absorb much RC teaching.