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Saturday, 7 June 2008

Spaghetti Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi makes as much sense as alphabetti spaghetti. Take a look at this:

We are on the Church's side: we believe in the Christian tradition, in the undeniable value of life, on the role and the value of the family, on the defence of human rights, on solidarity, justice, tolerance. We respect the weaker members of society: the ill, children, the elderly, the marginalised. We are on the same wavelength as that on which the Church is active" affirmed Italy’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, just before his meeting with the Pope, scheduled for 11 a.m. [yesterday].

First, the Church. We know he means the Catholic Church. Then we get "value of the family" quickly followed by "defence of human rights". Now we know what "value of the family" means in Catholic terms, and it doesn't just mean four or five people in close relationships of one sort and another in a household: it specifically means a man and a woman and some children that the man and the woman have made by putting their things together. Anything else is short of the ideal. So a family that might consist of a man and a man is a definite no-no, as is one that consists of a woman and a woman.

Given that, how does he defend human rights, because in most tolerant people's eyes human rights extend to the rights of humans to live together in loving harmony whether they're of the same or opposite genders?

Then we see the words justice and tolerance and he talks of "the marginalised" and how they respect that group. No need for me to go on. Read the piece from AGI News and make up your own mind.

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