Out of the blue, the world’s most powerful paedophile protector has announced he is handing over the keys to the best room in the Vatican.
This sudden and unexpected break with six centuries of tradition, where aged and often senile Popes usually only release their maniacal grasp on absolute power with their final breath, demonstrates just how easy it is to unleash radical change on previously unquestionable and immoveable Vatican customs, if, and this is the big if, there is a genuine desire for such change.
But in the area of protecting innocent children and unsuspecting communities from the perverted monsters so beloved of Ratzinger and his hierarchy, change has always been impossible.
Because there is no desire to put children first.
No desire to protect the innocent and the vulnerable instead of those who rape them and destroy their innocence.
No desire to deliver on oft repeated but still meaningless promises of truth, justice and healing.
So a change in the name of the paedophile protector in chief will not deliver a change to the policy of protecting the reputation and wealth of the institution and its hierarchy, no matter the cost to victims.
There is no voice amongst the hierarchy asking for real change.
Under JPII and B16 any such voices were ruthlessly eradicated.
Excluded, sidelined, ostracised, victimised and silenced.
The route to Vatican power is only open to those who support, not challenge, those already in power.
Yes men, mediocrities, conservatives, narcissists.
Those obsessed with the trappings and seductions of wealth, power and influence.
Those, like George Pell, adept at denying justice to victims while creating a facade of concern and of change.
None of the possible candidates for the funny hat will deliver change, though there will be plenty more empty promises.
And those in the running will not care how much damage their refusal to deliver change on this issue will endanger children or further damage victims or even damage the church itself. They only need to delay the inevitable march of justice until they are too old or dead to care.
As Ratso has himself demonstrated so tellingly, if they want to, they can change.
And they can act, swiftly and decisively, if they really want to. Like in cases of really serious crimes, such as discussing the possibility of the ordination of women.
They can even arrest and imprison wrong doers in their ranks. Like in cases of the very worst criminals, such as the Pope’s butler, who revealed the truth about Vatican corruption to the media.
So, unconcerned with which particular power obsessed old man in a dress will now take possession of the solid gold toilet with diamond encrusted handle, there is really only one important question to ponder about this announcement.
Why did Pope Pinocchio retire?
I don’t for a moment swallow the line about age and infirmity. Ill health is the excuse they always use when moving rapists away because the locals are starting to twig to what is going on.
What’s your favourite conspiracy theory?
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And, in tribute to the disgraceful reign of a self serving despot, here’s a list of a few of my favourite names for the old fraud.
B16, Ratso, Ratty, Benny the Rat, Bene the Bad, the Rat in the Vat, Rat in a dress, Pope Rat, Pope Nazi, Pope Pinocchio, Paedophile Protecting Pope, paedophile protector in chief, Protector of the Paedophiles, Monarch of the Paedophiles, Pied Piper of Paedophiles, His Weathiness, His Greediness, Monarch of the Rapists, the criminal known as BXVI, occupant of the best room in the Vatican, power obsessed narcissist, and rich old man who likes to play dress ups and has an out of control God-complex.
Stay safe everyone.
Imagine my delight at a new name reflecting the despot’s hasty exit – Ex Benedict