I don’t know the actual number of news events, but just seeing the leading photo and article on my Yahoo home page each time I’ve opened it over the last few days seems to indicate that the Pope’s visit is dominating the news. Even more ridiculous is how the politicians are falling all over each other to roll out red carpets.
"Pope says Church needs purification." You know what? They are all worth less than a runny shit to me and I don’t see how you can possibly purify a load of crap. Seriously.
Now, I know there are plenty who derive inspiration and comfort, and just like there’s no end of Constitution lovers, democracy lovers, enthusiastic voters — and no matter the destruction wreaked upon humanity, the State is power and people love the powerful and the authoritarian. I guess they figure they’ll always be on the "good" side of the equation, though they delude themselves mightily. Same, I suppose, for the Bible, Koran, and Torah lovers. If I could delude myself into being stupid enough to believe in imaginary friends, fairies, ghosts and a magical all-powerful being who could destroy the world with a single thought on a bad day, I’d sure want to be on his side, too, and I’d probably fool myself into thinking I was.