Thursday, 31 May 2018

Arrogant, egotistical monster - Peronist Bergoglio has his Riefenstahl


By Maureen Mullarkey 

Jorge Bergoglio found his Leni Riefenstahl in Wim Wenders. I went to see Wenders’ “Pope Francis: A Man of His Word” expecting hagiography. What I watched came closer to pornography. It was the pornography of blatant propaganda, that notorious key to “the heart of the broad masses.” Lust for dominance is airbrushed into a semblance of piety; avarice for celebrity is lighted and staged to look like humility.

Contrary to the court press, Damon Linker recently ascribed “psychological acuity and Machiavellian cunning” to Pope Francis. And he is correct. But Linker’s interest lies in the Catholic Church’s eventual alignment with contemporary mores, especially legitimization of homosexuality. Yet there remains a larger, more compelling issue: the sacralization of politics via the person of the pope himself. Francis is not reforming the church but denaturing it, reducing it to a social tool.

Commissioned by the Vatican, the film ups the ante on papalolotry. Its deluge of glorifying images stimulates devotion to Bergoglio himself, papa to all the world. A quasi-erotic glow infuses the whole. It is the eros of surrender to a liberator, a defender against ideological bogeys: “the globalization of indifference”; “money drenched in blood”; “fear of foreigners.” The old creed proclaimed Christ risen. The new Bergoglian one, emblazoned on St. Peter’s dome during the 2016 light show repeated here, proclaims: “Planet Earth first.”

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9 comments:

Michael said...

Perhaps I should see it, so that I might better understand the enemy, but I’m afraid I wouldn’t be able to get to the bathroom in time and would throw up on the floor. Now, if they were to make a movie of The Dictator Pope, that’d be a different story.

Johnno said...

This part is just so telling.... this whole thing has been choreographed from a mile away... We're being had, something has been cooking behind the scenes as far back as during the Benedict XVI era for quite awhile... This bag of goods that was on the assembly line before the conclave took place is most apt considering the speed and machinery already in place with many of the world's 'leaders' and press and Soros-agencies with their bags packed and ready to push the message.

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“Pope Francis” is a disturbing film, not solely for its exaltation of Francis and his politics but more so for having been planned from the beginning of his ascent to office. Biography.com states that Wenders received a written invitation to “collaborate” with Pope Francis on a documentary about his pontificate in 2013, the year his papacy began. Wikipedia sets the date in 2014. (The Vatican press office was quick. Just released, the film already has a Wiki entry, as if it were a classic in cinema history.)

Dario Edoardo Viganò, an Italian priest dedicated to the semiology of cinema and audio visual, initiated work between Francis and the filmmaker. A friend of Wenders since they met at the 2004 Venice Film Festival, Viganò was the Vatican’s first envoy to the Cannes film festival in 2015. In that year, Francis founded the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications, naming Viganò its first prefect.

This is crucial: Bergolio was intent on documenting himself as the hero of his own pontificate early on. Accordingly, the commissioned film subordinates the substance of the papacy to Francis’s personality and secular pieties. “He is the shepherd of the whole world. His life itself is a sermon,” an elderly friend tells the camera."""

The Black Adder said...

Thanks for saving me the movie admission (not that I was going to see it anyway).

Justina said...

Full disclosure moment: I haven't seen it. But does that really matter? We've all been forced to watch The Jorge Show for half a decade now. What could this "documentary" possibly include, except reruns?

Leo D. Lion said...

A man of his word.. comnenced on the first day of his papacy...
And was entirely dependant for cinematic life with the election of Hillary...

Everyone loves a pope (so to speak) .

But he needs to become a master of illusion


Anonymous said...

Justina,

AMEN!!!


Karl

Anonymous said...

http://traditioninaction.org/RevolutionPhotos/A784-Cake.htm

nazareusrex said...

http://catapulta.com.ar/?p=5549

Peter Lamb said...

Long time strategy coming to fruition - one global judeo-masonic church. Still attending his church on Sundays and munching novus ordo cookies?