Pop Calls for Spirituality, to Combat "Idolatry of the Banking Cartel"
Pop Aidan of Austin, Texas, has identified a trend in which world leaders are increasingly determined to rely upon an international Banking Cartel to ensure stability and quality of life for Earth's seven billion inhabitants. The Pop has stated that many world leaders, among them the Roman-catholic Pope, appear motivated to give undeserved adulation, unverified trust, and unlimited power, to an unelected cartel of banking magnates. "Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely," said the Pop, referring to plans which would place the Banking Cartel in absolute control of all financial activities worldwide. Stressing his themes in an impassioned address, he continued, "I call on all Christian believers and all people of goodwill, to resist granting unlimited power to any one group of hyper-wealthy power brokers." The Pop pointed out that many, if not most, of Earth's current financial problems were demonstrably instigated by the very same banking magnates, which formed, he said, a "criminal cartel." Said the Pop in his weekly "Arby et Orbi" address, broadcast from the Arby's sandwich shop not far from Austin's Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Protection: "In sharp contrast to worldly concerns dear to the Roman pontiff, Christians--especially Orthodox--must hold fast to spiritual values. These spiritual values operate differently than the worldly ones, and bring much-needed hope and a sanity of balance, to the world, just as much today as they have over the past 2000 years of the Christian Era." Concluding his address, the Pop asked pointedly, "Why would one grant supreme power over financial matters, to those who have just perpetrated heinous crimes against humanity specifically in the financial realm?" The address concluded with the traditional benediction and prayer for world peace.
In a written statement issued to the press just minutes after the radio address ended, Pop Aidan wrote, "The Pope urges that supreme power be ceded to bankers, but the banking magnates who currently control or influence much of the world economy, have a documented written record which informs us of their values and their plans, and, sadly, those include abortion, forced sterilization, the "one-child" policy, and drastic population reduction on a scale which would be difficult to achieve, outside of extermination of humans on a grand scale. How are the values of the banking oligarchs compatible with the Pope's stated values of respect for human life? They are not compatible and can never be. One is left with the impression that the Pope is saying one thing and believes another. I hope that my impression is mistaken."
In an interview granted yesterday to "L'Ortodossatore," the Pop said he hoped to meet soon with the Pope at Rome to press home his universal message of spiritual values. ("Pope" or "bishop of Rome" is pronounced identically to "Pop," which means a Russian village priest, even though their respective duties differ slightly.) "Spiritual values can be quoted, but to be genuine they must be brought to realization by spiritual, and not worldly, activities," concluded His Nothingness.