Tuesday, July 19, 2022

Pope Apologizes for What Never Happened

Reuters reports:
Pope Francis said on Sunday his trip to Canada next week will be a "pilgrimage of penance" that he hopes can help heal the wrongs done to indigenous people by Roman Catholic priests and nuns who ran abusive residential schools.

The July 24-30 trip will include at least five encounters with native people as Francis makes good on a promise to apologise on their home territory for the Church's role in the state-sanctioned schools, which sought to erase indigenous cultures. ...

The recurring schools scandal broke out again last year with the discovery of the remains of 215 children at the former Indian Residential School in Kamloops in the Western Canadian province of British Columbia. The school closed in 1978.

Wait -- that story was a hoax. No bodies were found at all. See Wikipedia.

Apparently this Pope thinks that it is noble to do a lot of apologizing. The Catholic schools offered education to Canadian Indian kids. It is not known that the schools did anything wrong.

People often assume that a crime was committed, if someone admits wrongdoing. But this Pope has no idea what is buried on the school grounds. Even if some kids died and were buried there, it does mean anything unnatural occurred.

Update: The NY Times reports that the CIA got taken in by a fake noose story:

The C.I.A. director, William J. Burns, issued a warning to the agency’s work force last week after what appeared to be a noose was found outside a secret facility used by the agency in Virginia, according to people familiar with the matter.

In the message, Mr. Burns said that racism and racist symbols would not be tolerated in the agency.

Questions surround the incident. The object was found near a small agency facility located in a building that houses businesses and other organizations. Some people briefed on the incident said it was not entirely clear that the object was even meant to be a noose, or if whoever placed it there knew that the C.I.A. secretly operated in the building.

If you want to see what top-secret woke agencies are operating in your neighborhood, just drop a few fake nooses around.

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