Oh, I know, the simple life of St Francis sounds so cute–but he wasn’t much good, was he? Except for his extraordinary opinion of himself–he didn’t raise a family or provide for others, he was a beggar, wasn’t he? Dependent on the generosity of others, along with the order he founded. Talking that holy and pius talk.
Morano is linked below talking about the inane ideas currently circulated about what’s good for the poor and for the planet.
The supposedly evil Robber Barons did more for society and civilization and the welfare of the poor and developing nations than St. Francis. That’s why progress and the industrial revolution achieved so much for people in quality of life in such a short period, raising life expectancies and creating better lives for so many. Now the socialist, pius do gooders want to return us to a form of medievalist life–a little more of the nasty, brutish and short. What do they need electricity and good infrastructure with clean water, good housing, medical care for if they are preserving some utopian enviro ideal and living in communion with Mother Gaia?
Here’s Morano talking about the poor in developing nations and why their lives are better and be even better–energy, progress, not pius pablum, pursuit of a virtuous and successful life.
The material welfare of the poor and, as an international issue, the developing and downtrodden nations, is important. Posturing about caring for the poor and chatter about the nobility of the poor is magical nonsense. There is no substitute for progress–certainly not cheap talk by poseurs.