Pope Francis prayed before the tomb of Pope John Paul II on Tuesday on the eighth anniversary of his death. It was John Paul II who made Jorge Mario Bergoglio, the then-Archbishop of Buenos Aires, a cardinal. (April 2)
Pie: The political correctness in very recent years prohibited speaking out the differences among people and culture. Too much populism play for their votes in the elections and approval rate afterward in very recent years, people might be labeled as racists if you differentiate bad groups from good ones. For example, most, if not all, Italian Americans identified themselves as Americans and love this new country right after they emigrated and arrived at USA, therefore I do not see any problem if a first generation of Italian American wants to be our President, on the other hand I might have reservation if a second generation of Sub-Saharan African wants the same position. The political correctness in very recent years prohibited speaking out the different level of risk and threat to our homeland security and innocent American people. As a results many now even feel hesitate to praise for example Guatemalan in USA who are hard workers, significantly contribute to our prosperity, appreciate the opportunity in the USA, and proud to be Americans, none of them, yes NO ONE, want to bomb our homeland and kill children and innocent individuals in order to have 72 virgins in the heaven for their own enjoyment. Completely different from Guatemalan immigrants, many first and second generation of sub-Saharan Africans, who immigrated into USA in recent years or in very recent decades, do not proud to be Americans. They believed their culture in their home countries are superior than culture and history of Western society. They criticized almost everything in Western society such as gender inequality problems here and believed better gender equality in Africa where thru culture and social institution to protect female such as female circumcision in Sub-Saharan Africa that laid out the foundation of the gender equality there. After spent decade in Sub-Saharan Africa, a guy told me his insightful observation about Sub-Saharan Africa. He said that he rarely encountered people in Sub-Saharan Africa, their voting behavior and decision making BEYOND the tribal and race boundary. Without the mindset and concept for common good and interest of public and society, even though the land area is 2 times larger than USA plus Europe, can you think of how many prosperous economics they developed? Influential culture? How many democracy country positively impacts neighboring area? or a safeguarded public health system? How about architecture? Any musical instruments and composers learned by the children worldwide? and cuisine? Their decision making purely follow the tribal and race boundary and extremely shortsighted. Without mindset for common good and interest and responsibility while many only care about personal gain and milking the system, how many strong institutes they even build? How about a successful branch? or contribution to the advancement of medical science and treatment? or technology, science, and engineering?