From Death and Taxes: http://www.deathandtaxesmag.com/179969/anonymous-protests-corrupt-catholic-church-takes-down-vatican-site/
By DJ Pangburn
Mar 8, 2012
Yesterday Anonymous trained its digital protest on a new target: The Vatican.
There’s nothing quite like reminding people of the Catholic Church’s rich history of extortion, torture, colonialism, slavery, Machievellian political maneuvering, forced conversion of North and South American natives, sexual abuse of children (not to mention the cover-ups), murder, crusades against science and progress, and religious wars.
And what of the Church’s Concordat with Nazi Germany, or its unrealistic belief that only abstinence will prevent sexually-transmitted diseases? Then, of course, there is Pope Eugene IV’s ban of the enslavement of Christians, which excluded everyone else (Jews, Muslims, atheists, pagans, etc). As if this weren’t enough, the Church possesses billions in wealth, yet idly watches a good percentage of the world live in poverty. To be fair, the Church does help some of the poor and unfortunate, but only by extorting religious devotion in return. Jesus’ message has to be financed after all, folks.
And who could forgive the Church for indirectly unleashing on humanity the intellectually-challenged and regressive tenets of Evangelical Christianity? Just today, The Daily Mail reported that drug enforcement chiefs see the Vatican as engaged in money-laundering and other corruption.
The Vatican’s deeds were, in a very real sense, the prototype of the modern collusion between so-called “democracies” and corporations. Specifically, the idea that everything is allowed if administered from the rarefied atmosphere where money and power circulate. Whereas in the past the masses worshipped at the feet of the Pope, as the biological proxy of Jesus, the masses now worship at the throne of crony capitalism.