So, just imagine. If any of the many papal headlines are at all an indication of a genuine likelihood - African guy becomes the next pope of the catholic church - we could be in for more heartbreak. Considering how well the “African as leader of western institution” marketing veneer is going for them, wouldn’t that just be a great coup for imperialist/Zionist Europe and its new world militaristic allies? It would breathe more life into the post-racial arguments of the denial faction in western society, as well as whip the not very aware/informed Catholic constituents on the African continent into further ecstatic, blindness-inducing piety and unquestioning, religious loyalty. What a perfect setup for further imperialist facilitations. With a total constituency slightly besting the population of the most populous nation on the continent, one would as well call such a pope the political leader of what would be the equivalent of the largest and most populated African country. That would be a huge amount of power for an undemocratically elected official to yield. How would such power be used?
Of course, I am speculating. No telling what will happen. Paddy Power gives such an eventuality better odds than any other, currently possible. If recent events are of any lesson, I’d better prepare myself mentally, for the possibility. For, these days, I’m not much one for unpleasant “surprises”.