Actually, what I wrote above is not original. I was reading Hendrik Hertzberg’s column in the New Yorker about sexual abuse and the Catholic church, and it seemed to me as if the vile Catholic church and the Congress party were twins separated at birth. Here’s the original quote from that article.
The Catholic Church is an authoritarian institution, modelled on the political structures of the Roman Empire and medieval Europe. It is better at transmitting instructions downward than at facilitating accountability upward. It is monolithic. It claims the unique legitimacy of a line of succession going back to the apostolic circle of Jesus Christ. Its leaders are protected by a nimbus of mystery, pomp, holiness, and, in the case of the Pope, infallibility—to be sure, only in certain doctrinal matters, not administrative ones, but the aura is not so selective. The hierarchy of such an institution naturally resists admitting to moral turpitude and sees squalid scandal as a mortal threat. Equally important, the government of the Church is entirely male.
I would have categorized this post as “Humor and Silliness” except it is rather tragic that the Congress party continues to destroy India’s future just like the priests destroyed the lives of the choirboys whom they raped. Unfortunately, the main stream media is silent and indeed complicit in the rape of the country by the Congress. But soon enough there will be hell to pay.
One knows that the pope is the leader of one of the most powerful evil organizations of the world — even if one is not a Dan Brown fan. It’s all connected: the pope, the Catholic church, mafia, Catholicism, Italian, fascism, authoritarianism, the Congress party, its leadership.