Pope Complains About Too Many Catholics
Today the Bear has added to the approximately quarter pound of pills he swallows every day, a new Happy Light. It is supposed to treat his distemper with solar-intensity, full spectrum light. It's about the size and shape of a medicine cabinet. It will make the Bear's brain believe we have fast-forwarded through the rest of winter and right into summer, and otherwise provide a stimulating tonic. All it requires is that the Bear goes about his morning routine sitting at a desk looking at a bright light for an hour.
Although the Bear is medicated for your protection, the drug has yet to be invented to allow the Bear to write about the Pope's "rabbit" comment without using the term "dumbass." Since we run a respectable blog (at least for a Bear) we shall not indulge in such "language of the smelly sheep" milling around "the periphery."
The Bear will say this. Nothing ails the West that could not be fixed by a return to Catholics breeding like rabbits. Hey, guess what? No babies, no priests, and fewer future Catholics. Once upon a time Catholic cultural clout kept Hollywood clean. The joke ran: "An industry run by Jews selling Catholic morality to Protestants." Catholics are no longer a cultural factor for decency.
Is the Pope worried about mothers babying themselves into a early grave? Is he signalling the intelligentsia that he, too, holds breeders in disdain? Is his Ecology Encyclical going to revive Paul Erlich's "Population Bomb" hoax from the early 70s and push for Zero Population Growth despite plummetting birthrates? Or does he tremble in fear at the "irresponsible" traddies who are the only ones having babies above the replacement rate?
The Bear hasn't been of very much use lately. Hopefully he will get over his distemper and resume regular blogging. If you enjoy the blog, check back soon. Maybe the Bear will be back in the center ring ready to entertain one and all.