Maybe this time
The Pope's visit reminded me of an idea I had in the runup to the invasion of "Iraq" in 2003. I thought that if Pope John Paul went to Baghdad, the Bush regime would be shamed into stopping the invasion. So I sent the following email:
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 2003 17:42:21 -0800 (PST)
Subject: Stopping the insane war on Iraq
His Holiness John Paul II
00120 Vatican City State
I write to you today out of a sense of great urgency. As you know the United States of America is on the verge of launching what may be one of the most cataclysmic wars in history, using weapons of mass destruction upon the Iraqi people, fifty percent of whom are less than 15 years of age.
Conservative estimates are that such a war will result in the death of 500,000 Iraqis. It seems clear that, at this time, you are the only person on Earth who can stop this war. Indeed, your physical presence in Baghdad will prevent the impending slaughter of hundreds of thousands of human beings, and force the international community of nations to identify and implement a truly peaceful resolution to this unprecedented, preemptive aggression.
I implore you to travel to Baghdad and to remain there until a peaceful solution to this crisis has been implemented. The lives of the people of the people of Iraq rest in your hands - as does the fate of the world.
It is worth mentioning that the Bush crime family would have no qualms over bombing even you, but they at least have the sense that the consequences of doing so would topple their house of cards. These are extremely evil people. George Bush is a military deserter, an alcohol and drug addict, a corporate criminal, and an election thief. He very likely had advance knowledge of the September 11 attacks, if not planning assistance. The Anthrax attacks of 2001 were also very likely committed with his knowledge and assistance.
Obviously, my idea went nowhere. Literally. It came back "undeliverable." As it turned out, Dr. Helen Caldicott came up with the same idea, and promoted it much more effectively, with exactly the same results. Pope John Paul probably found out about the campaign, but didn't go to Baghdad. He was near death at the time.
Maybe this pope can be convinced to go to Tehran or Isfahan. My suggestion is that he stay there until the Bush criminal regime is out of office. I think Pope Benedict is more likely than Pope Paul to go along with such a plan. He has a legacy to build, and a past to cleanse. He may have an alibi for being a member of Hitler Youth as a youth, but it is still a mark on his reputation. It doesn't help that he speaks English with the clichéd accent of countless World War II satires and action movies.
Pope Benedict also has made public statements critical of the Islamic faith, enraging Muslims worldwide. What better way to show his brotherhood than stopping the Bush criminal regime in its tracks, standing up to its murderous scheme?
This effort is doable. The first phase is talking about it, building interest and momentum. While the momentum builds, correspondence with the "Vatican" can also be initiated.
One thing I would suggest is to get the right email address.
Here's a song of yore, still worth a listen.