Saturday, November 29, 2008

Desperate Catholic Church seeks help in Antonio Gramsci

Catholic bros are aware of the fact that their pulpits are losing grounds. And I would be surprised if that weren't the case. In an era in which is not possible to torture and burn eretics and scientists anymore, archbishop De Magistris' revelation reeks of desperation: Antonio Gramsci, according to the bishop, would have embraced the catholic faith before dying.

Obviously, the credit crunch has hit hard also Vatican City that, in the philosophy that today nothing is to be wasted, captures the option of smearing one of the most important thinkers of the 20th century, who, of course, happens to be dead for more than 70 years.

Not happy enough in brainwashing populace with fairy tales, the holy chaps breathe their last as they try to captivate educated people's interest. Their efforts, however, find me wondering: how carefully has De Magistris read Gramsci's Prison Notebooks? How carefully has De Magistris studied Gramsci's life?

Not carefully enough, I guess, if he doesn't know that the founder of Italian Communist Party preferred spending ten years in prison than giving up on his ideology and integrity. Not carefully enough if he doesn't know that one of the main battles that Gramsci carried out even from prison was against people's ignorance, which is, on the contrary, exactly what the church is based on.

If monsignore wants to look cool, he'd better denounce church crimes all over the world instead of wasting his time sullying Gramsci's memory.

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