Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The poor and the rich

Well, I'm not a huge fan of this current pope (as many of you know) but he's spot on with this:

While the poor of the world continue knocking on the doors of the rich, the world of affluence runs the risk of no longer hearing those knocks, on account of a conscience that can no longer distinguish what is human.

- Pope Benedict XVI, from his 2009 encyclical, Caritas in Veritate

And let's not forget that today is Bastille Day. That history can serve as a cautionary reminder of what happens when the rich discount and ignore the poor for long enough.

"Liberty! Equality! Fraternity!"

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