May 29, 2019
The Parody Pope is a wall denier campaigning against the usefulness of these ancient structures that despite possibly being the first ever constructions, are still as current as ever.
Pope Francis compared the border wall going up between the U.S. and Mexico to the Berlin Wall built in 1961 to keep East Germans from escaping into West Berlin and freedom.
Asked by Mexican reporter Valentina Alazraki what he thought of the Trump wall and of children being separated from the parents at the border, the pope said that building the wall is a mistake.
“I do not know what is going on with this new culture that defends territories by building a wall,” the pope said in a lengthy Spanish-language interview published Tuesday by Vatican News. “We already dealt with one, the one in Berlin, which brought us enough headaches and enough suffering.”
The Berlin wall wasn’t a border wall separating two very different countries with very different peoples, so his comparison isn’t even valid.
Besides, even if he managed to find an indisputable example of a wall doing more harm than good, what about the rest of examples of walls protecting people?
Walls are ancient. Is he saying that walls don’t work and that everyone in the past was wrong for building them?
“But it seems that man does what animals do not do, right?” he continued. “Man is the only animal that falls into the same hole twice. We are repeating the same thing, right? Building walls as if that were a defense.”
“When defense is really dialogue, growth, welcome and education, integration, or the healthy limit of ‘that’s as far as we can go,’ but it’s human,” he said.
At this point it just looks like he’s joking.
If walls are not a defense, then why can’t random people just enter the Pope’s bedroom at night to pee on the carpet?
What’s stopping them?
Let’s take Mexican cartels as an example. Does this “Pope” think that cartels don’t know what killing people, stealing, selling drugs, and doing all kinds of crimes is illegal? They just don’t care.
How do you deal with someone that tells you “I don’t care that this is your stuff, I’m going to take it because I want it. Fuck you, gringo”?
The pontiff, who is the ruler of the only completely walled-in country in the world and the smallest independent state by both area and population, said that he was not only referring to the U.S.-Mexico border here but of “all the barriers that exist.”
The pope also had severe words regarding the separation of children from their parents.
“And separating kids from their parents goes against the natural law, and those are Christians. But they cannot really be. It’s cruel. It falls into the greatest cruelty,” he said.
“To defend what? The territory or the economy of the country or who knows what, right? But they are ways of thinking that are applied to politics and they turn out a policy like this. It’s very sad,” he said.
“Whoever builds walls ends up as a prisoner of the walls he has built,” he said.
Yeah, to defend what? The fruit of your labor? The things that you’ve built? Your children? Your wife?
Come on now, that is not worth even one tear of a brown child.
History has proven that people who build houses to live in them end up prisoners of those houses because houses have walls and doors don’t exist so you can’t get out.
This is the Pope, so respect the Pope.
Obey the Pope.