Sunday, June 21, 2015

Pope: Weapons Manufacturers Can't Call Themselves Christian

Glad to hear the Pope say today that Christians are hypocrites if they manufacture weapons or invest in the weapons industry.

Military and gun violence, and the threat of it, have been control tactics of hierarchies for centuries. And in the United States, the biggest supporters of "guns for all" are white male members of the NRA and white male Republicans, who support the building of hierarchies in almost every other realm of life also. Maybe one day these men will understand the detriments of hierarchies, but for now, the benefits they receive from being on top are getting in the way of understanding the negative effects of gun and military violence, as they insist on remaining clueless.

Good for the Pope.