Monday, April 9

Pope’s technique to spread peace is to put everybody to sleep

Being conservative has the great advantage of never having the work of creating new ideas and thinking on a new discourse. In his Easter speeches, year after year, the Pope urges countries at war to make peace, in a repetitive clockwork style. Last year was Libya, this year is Syria and Mali, next year will be Israel and Iran, and so on. Reporters love this, as they may use the reports from the previous year, changing only the names, without even listening to the speech. Of course this practice reduces the impact of the Pope’s intervention to nothing, but it has the advantage of not distracting people with ideas, when they’re trying to contemplate the decor of St. Peter's Square and the clergymen’s beautiful outfits.

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