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To: NYer

But…he insists he’s met many Marxists who are “good people.”

How does that work exactly? What is a good Marxist? WHO is a good Marxist? I think some names are in order here.


6 posted on 12/15/2013 9:20:44 AM PST by C. Edmund Wright (Tokyo Rove is more than a name, it's a GREAT WEBSITE)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
What is a good Marxist?

I could answer your question, but my answer would get me banned.

16 posted on 12/15/2013 9:54:38 AM PST by Hardastarboard (The question of our age is whether a majority of Americans can and will vote us all into slavery.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Personally, as a traditional Catholic this doesn’t bother me as much as his apparent contradictions with Traditional Catholic teaching. I believe to answer your question though, a “good” Marxist to Francis is probably a person, who though not Catholic, follows his conscience. So all’s good.

YWIA.


28 posted on 12/15/2013 10:45:41 AM PST by piusv
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To: C. Edmund Wright
How does that work exactly? What is a good Marxist? WHO is a good Marxist? I think some names are in order here.

Groucho, Harpo, Zippo and Karl, {not in your request for order}.


30 posted on 12/15/2013 10:49:51 AM PST by USS Alaska (If I could...I would.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Well, we’re always hearing what a nice guy Bob Beckel is.


32 posted on 12/15/2013 10:52:34 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: C. Edmund Wright

He knows “good Marxists”, so the label doesn’t bother him so much.

Wow.


40 posted on 12/15/2013 11:13:46 AM PST by WhistlingPastTheGraveyard (If you don't stand up, you don't stand a chance.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

My little cousin describes herself as a Marxist. She is young, socially awkward, book-smart but very sheltered, naive and very little experience of the real world. Naturally, her political Outlook irritated me, but she is family and I love her. I put her down as ignorant rather than malevolent.


42 posted on 12/15/2013 11:18:03 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Something like one third of Italians voted for the Communist Party.

In some parts of the country a third still vote for the successor party, and at times the post-communist party has been in the governing coalition.

So I guess what the pope is trying to say is that somebody who just happened to vote for the party isn't necessarily totally evil.

I don't know how seriously to take Francis's comment. It may just be a "some of my best friends are _____" reflex that he's using to temper and take the edge off his remarks.

49 posted on 12/15/2013 11:27:23 AM PST by x
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To: C. Edmund Wright

“WHO is a good Marxist”.

Ask all the democrats and republicans kissing the rear end of Nelson Mandela. He was worst than a Marxist, but the world kissed his ass when he died. Including the Pope, which I disagreed with.


56 posted on 12/15/2013 2:04:13 PM PST by NKP_Vet ("God never tires of forgiving us, we are the ones who tire of seeking his mercy" - Pope Francis)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

They might very well be people that none of us would know. He’s the Pope. Imho, it’s his job to be forgiving, compassionate and loving. To be a leader and teacher.

From the Catholic Encyclopedia: “The title pope, once used with far greater latitude (see below, section V), is at present employed solely to denote the Bishop of Rome, who, in virtue of his position as successor of St. Peter, is the chief pastor of the whole Church, the Vicar of Christ upon earth.”

He’s not an economist, or a politician. He is not Pope John Paul II, or Pope Benedict, but for some reason that only He can know, God has chosen him to lead the Church during this difficult time.


74 posted on 12/15/2013 2:42:08 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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