I noticed the anti-Pope is yammering about diversity strength again. Of course Pope Leo IV was also enthusiastic about diversity strength as well. Specifically he believed in building both high walls and prolific navies, the latter of which proved particularly effective against Saracen invaders in the Battle of Ostia. A stout perimeter and aggressive interdiction: that diversity is our strength.
Though for those who think the strong smell of our corpse is all the strength we need, walls and navies are simply too gauche to possibly entertain over Manhattan cocktails. We can’t just kill people who only want to make a better life for themselves, you know. They aren’t white southerners, for God’s sake.
But whatever little God and the present pope may have to do with one another, I was thinking of both during my own visit to a house of the Lord on last night’s eve of his…
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