By David Martin
In a book-length interview with leftist Vatican journalist Austen
Ivereigh, Pope Francis this week lashed
out against those who protest the COVID lockdown, saying, “You’ll never find such people protesting the death of
George Floyd, or joining a demonstration because there are shantytowns where
children lack water or education, or because there are whole families who have
lost their income.”
Why is Francis accusing these good demonstrators of having no concern for the very things they are protesting? They are protesting a socialist lockdown through which "whole families have lost their income," through which cities have become shantytowns lacking education for the young, and where children are deprived of good things like parks to play in and swings to swing on. These children can't even get a drink of water at the local drinking fountain because of all the "red tape" they've wrapped around them. Why isn't Francis defending these children?
And why is Francis defending
George Floyd? Has he forgotten his violent criminal history and how he threatened to shoot a pregnant
woman in the stomach? Why is it that we always see Francis upholding the
right arm of Barabbas while persecuting the innocent?
In his interview with
Ivereigh — an atheist who claims to be Francis'
biographer — the pope said, "Those who claim, for example, that being forced to wear a mask is
an unwarranted imposition by the state are victims only in their own
So losing one’s
livelihood and going into foreclosure is suffering ‘only in one’s imagination?’
Are the suffering underground Catholics in China whom Francis has handed to the
Communist regime to be monitored, beaten, starved, deprived of their children
through forced abortion and robbed of their baptismal right to peacefully
worship God also "victims only in their own imagination?"
Interestingly, Francis met earlier this week with players and officials from the National Basketball Players Association (NBA). The meeting took place indoors at the Vatican, without masks, and without social distancing observed. The pope encouraged NBA’s support of the Black Lives Matter protests, which coincides with his expressed support for BLM in his new book "Let Us Dream," wherein he cites the George Floyd killing as an act of “racial injustice.” The book is due to be released on December 1.